Because wheat was very important in the Roman Empire
Because he was hungry and thinking about eating bread
Because Maximus was getting ready for battle in a wheat field
Because Maximus was thinking about his old life as a farmer
They are pretending that the war will be over forever.
They are reading a good story together.
They are pretending that they have a good relationship.
They are pretending that Commodus is a good man.
Because Maximus has killed many enemy men.
Because Maximus has been to Rome many times and knows the city very well.
Because Lucilla loves Maximus.
Because Maximus has said that he does not want power and authority.
The Senator believes that the people of Rome have hearts made from sand.
The Senator believes that the physical center of the city is in the Coliseum, not in the center.
The Senator believes that there are more people in the Senate than in the Coliseum.
The Senator believes that people are more interested in fighting, violence, and entertainment than they are in politics and freedom.
They are his son's initials
SPQR is the Latin word for Maximus
SPQR are the letters of the Roman army
All gladiators get the letters SPQR tattooed on their arms.
He was angry because they enjoyed watching people die.
He was angry because someone in the crowd said the fight was boring.
He was happy because the crowd was cheering him loudly.
He was happy because he had just won a difficult fight.
He worked on a farm.
He was the Caesar of Rome.
He won his freedom as a gladiator.
He met Maximus when Maximus was a child.
Selling gold and silver to the Germans
Selling wheat and taking money from the senators
Making new taxes for the people
Stealing money from his enemies
Maximus knew the boy's mother, Lucilla.
The boy challenged Maximus to a fight.
The boy killed a slave in the Colosseum.
Maximus thought the boy was his own son.