[seeing his daughter Lucilla spying in through the slit in the tent wall]

Marcus Aurelius: If only you had been born a man, what a Caesar you would have made.

Lucilla: Father.

[kisses him on his cheeks]

Marcus Aurelius: You would have been strong. I wonder, would you have been just?

Lucilla: I would have been what you taught me to be.

Marcus Aurelius: Enough of politics. Let us pretend that you are a loving daughter, and I am a good father.

Lucilla: This is a pleasant fiction, isn’t it?”

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