"You are here because of my grandfather. He built this ludus. He believed that no man was without worth.
That even the most vile among us could rise to honor and glory.
He instilled these beliefs in my father, who in turn passed them on to me. I am a lanista. Like my forefathers, a trainer of gladiators.
I see things in men that they themselves have lost, small spark, an ember, I give it breath, tender,
until it ignites in the arena.
Swear your allegiance to me, take the oath and embrace these men as brothers, deserving of an honorable death in the arena!
Remain victorious and you shall win your freedom."
- Quintus Lentulus Batiatus