Paterfamilias

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Quotes (48)

  • Batiatus: We have won many victories in the arena, sent many an unworthy opponent to the afterlife. Yet self important men hold us to lesser matches of the morning, absent both eyes and prominence. Such time has found its end! Two days hence, our champion will take to the sands to face another of Vettius' shit-eating dogs. Not in the streets, but in the fucking primus! (Gladiators roar)

  • Batiatus: This is but glorious beginning! Soon you will litter the sands with the blood and bone of all who present challenge! (About Oenomaus) Instructed in the ways of death and glory by a former champion! One of our very own!

  • Batiatus: (Hands him the whip) This has been wielded with pride by each before you since the time of my grandfather bestowed only on the most loyal and honorable of men. Oenomaus: Your will. My hands.

  • Oenomaus: The primus. To gain such position, Varus must truly have been impressed with your prowess. As am I. Gannicus: It was nothing.

  • Melitta: (To Oenomaus and Gannicus) Both of you bring honor to this Ludus. Each in his own way.

  • Oenomaus: (About Gannicus) Did you note how he could scarce meet my eye? He must now heed my commands, and does not embrace it. Will the other men share sentiment towards my 'honored' position? Melitta: It is his position that stirs troubled thoughts. He sets mind to the primus. As you must to training the men.

  • Melitta: I know this is not what you wished for. Oenomaus: And yet here I stand. Elevated. Melitta: As you deserve. Oenomaus: For taking a life? For betraying hand that forged the man before you? Melitta: There was no betrayal in what you did. Some acts cannot be avoided when stripped of choice.

  • Batiatus: (About having Gannicus fight in the primus) Your place in this will not pass without much fucking gratitude. Gaius: The kind I favour most.

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Notes (2)

  • Broadcast: Friday, February 4th at 10:00pm on Starz. Friday, February 4th at 11:00pm on Starz In Black. Saturday, February 5th at 12:30am on Starz. Sunday, February 6th at 12:00am on Starz Edge. Sunday, February 6th at 10:00pm on Starz. Sunday, February 6th at 11:00pm on Starz In Black. Monday, February 7th at 12:40am on Starz. Monday, February 7th at 10:00pm on Starz Edge. Tuesday, February 8th at 01:40am on Starz Edge. Tuesday, February 8th at 11:00pm on Starz In Black. Wednesday, February 9th at 01:50am on Starz In Black. Wednesday, February 9th at 10:00pm on Starz. Thursday, February 10th at 12:40am on Starz. Thursday, February 10th at 10:00pm on Starz Edge. Friday, February 11th at 12:10am on Starz. Friday, February 11th at 12:45am on Starz Edge. Saturday, February 12th at 11:47pm on Starz Edge. Tuesday, February 15th at 10:00pm on Starz In Black.

  • International Release Dates: USA: February 4, 2011 on Starz. Canada: February 6, 2011 on Movie Central. United Kingdom: April 4, 2011 on Sky1/Sky1 HD. Czech Republic: April 5, 2011 on HBO.

Trivia (1)

  • Batiatus' full name is Quintus Lentulus Batiatus.