Gladiator ( film) - Wikiquote
Gladiator is a film about a Roman general who became a slave and then rose to 1 Maximus; 2 Proximo; 3 Dialogue; 4 Taglines; 5 Cast; 6 External links. The relationship of Maximus with his own father continues after the latter's death as he is . In Gladiator, Commodus an unnatural desire for his sister Lucilla. This article brings a select a few 'Gladiator' movie quotes. Lucilla. Maximus: They fought for you and for Rome. Marcus Aurelius: And what is Rome, Maximus ?.
The Historia Augusta claims that he suffered from a large hernia in his groin that was visible through his loose robes and was the subject of many humorous poems. It also offers numerous salacious stories about his debauched behavior, but these were standard things to include in stories of Bad Emperors, so they may be fictitious. Instead, he gets a rather fey neckerchief. Joaquin Phoenix as Commodus Dio says that he was quite lazy, and more than happy to turn over the governance of the Empire to an unpopular and supposedly immoral Greek named Saoterus.
But here we have to be careful. The Roman senate no longer ruled the Empire, but they were traditionally the class that supplied the high officials. Since she disliked her husband and her brother, she hatched a plot with a different senator, Quadratus, who was probably a grand-nephew of Marcus Aurelius. Connie Nielsen as Lucilla Quadratus arranged for another senator, Quintianus, to stab Commodus to death as he was passing through a tunnel into an amphitheater.
But, rather foolishly, when Quintianus confronted Commodus and brandished a dagger, he made the mistake of going on at some length about how the Senate wanted the emperor dead. So it turns out that Syndrome from the Incredibles was right; monologuing is a bad idea. From this point on, the emperor relied on personal favorites whom he felt he could trust more than the senators, which must have alienated the senators even more.
Like many previous emperors, Commodus relied heavily on congiaria, massive gifts of food, wine, oil, and money to the general population. He also loved gladiatorial games, going so far as to participate in them personally, and he enjoyed killing captive animals as a show of his personal prowess. Dio and other senators were witness to a number of these. Dio also particularly records an incident in which Commodus personally beheaded an ostrich and waved its head around; according to Dio, the senators were laughing so hard at the ridiculous scene that Dio had to improvise a cover for their laughter, because otherwise Commodus would have executed them all.
Commodus also reportedly fought and killed a large number of men who had already lost limbs in battle. When he appeared in the arena, he did so for pay, forcing the city to pay him a hefty sum for the privilege of watching him fight. Over the course of his reign, Commodus is reported to have executed a large number of people.
And what is Rome, Maximus? I've seen much of the rest of the world. It is brutal and cruel and dark, Rome is the light.
50 Famous Quotes from the Movie 'Gladiator'
Yet you have never been there. You have not seen what it has become. I am dying, Maximus.
When a man sees his end How will the world speak my name in years to come? Will I be known as the philosopher? Or will I be the emperor who gave Rome back her true self? There was once a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it.
Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish And I fear that it will not survive the winter.
Gladiator: Just How Bad an Emperor was Commodus?
My brother hates all the world and you most of all. Because your father chose me. Because my father loved you. And because I loved you.
- 50 Famous Quotes from the Movie 'Gladiator'
You don't find it hard to do your duty? Sometimes I do what I want to do. The rest of the time, I do what I have to. The general who became a slave. The slave who became a gladiator. The gladiator who defied an emperor.
But now, the people want to know how the story ends. Only a famous death will do.
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And what could be more glorious than to challenge the Emperor himself in the great arena? You would fight me? Do you think I am afraid?
I think you've been afraid all your life. When was the last time you were home? Two years, two hundred and sixty-four days and this morning. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile.
Can any of them fight? I've got a match coming up. Some are good for fighting, others for dying.