André Morell: Sextus
Sextus : There's this wild man in the desert named John who drowns people in water.
Centurion : There's a Jew outside. He wants to see the Tribune Messala.
Messala : I assume he has a name.
Centurion : [sneeringly] He says he's a prince, Prince Judah Ben-Hur.
Messala : [loud and quickly] Then treat him like one!
Messala : Tell him I'll join him.
[the centurion starts to leave, and Messala shouts again]
Messala : CENTURION!
Messala : This was his country before it was ours. Don't forget that.
Centurion : Yes, Tribune.
[the centurion then goes out]
Sextus : That was very wise. This Judah Ben-Hur is the son of one of the wealthiest families in Judea.