[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.
[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?