Titus: Defeat? You did not lose.
Oenomaus: And how was I a victor?
Titus: You are the only man to ever face the Shadow of Death, and live! That alone is a great victory. One that has brought honor to this house. As you have always done.
Oenomaus: And I would continue to do so. In the arena.
Titus: Are you not pleased with elevation to Doctore?
Oenomaus: Give command, and I will gladly release title in favor of sword and shield.
Titus: Word I am reluctant to speak. The Doctore is second in importance only to the lanista himself! I chose Opius many years ago. This ludus was his beating heart, the stilling of it is unfortunate. News tempered only by you assuming his place. The sole decision my son has made that I find agreeable.
Oenomaus: It is a position I am not worth to hold.
Titus: There is none more so. From the moment I laid eyes, in that awful place…I knew that wild boy, so filled with rage and hate, would grow into the man I see before me. We have traveled a great distance together, Oenomaus. I would finish my journey comforted by thought of you maintaining honor within these walls. A comfort I’m certain your wife will share, knowing that you will not die beyond them.
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