Titus: The crowd favors Vettius' offering.
Batiatus: They greet Gannicus with louder voice, yet he stands removed from the games. Crixus shows promise, yet again the same fate. Our men see victory, only to be awarded exclusion.
Titus: The fruits reaped when you offend a man beyond our station.
Batiatus: I but stood ground to protect our house. As any lanista would.
Titus: Yet ambition beyond the title clouds your judgment. We must be humble if I am to repair relations with Tullius, and see all our men returned to the sands.