Maximus: I knew a man who once said, ‘Death smiles at us all. All a man can do is smile back.’

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Juba: It’s somewhere out there; my country, my home. My wife is preparing food. My daughter is carrying water from the river. Will I ever see them again? I think no.
Maximus: Do you believe you will see them again when you die?
Juba: Yes I think I will. I will die soon. They will not die for many years. I have to wait.
Maximus: But you would…wait?
Juba: Of course.
Maximus: You see, my wife and my son are already waiting for me.
Juba: You will meet them again. But not yet. Not yet.

Commudus: A General who became a slave, a slave who became a Gladiator, a Gladiator who defied an empire.