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It was a triumphal monument as well--a triumphal monument to the might of Imperial Rome and her conquest of Britain. Now it is just a pharos, and we break up the fallen marble for rubble in the walls that we build to keep the Saxons out... There's a moral somewhere in that, if you like morals.
-- Flavius (I The Saxon Shore paragraph 1)

Importance: Flavius is angry that Rome has to keep defending its position in Britain. They had conquered it many years ago but now the Saxons are on attack and the mighty tower that stood as a symbol of Rome's power is now shattered and reduced to a mere lighthouse.

I saw him kill that moth, and he enjoyed doing it.
-- Justin (II A Whisper Down the Wind paragraph 1)

Importance: Justin tells Flavius of how Allectus delighted in killing a moth on the night that the Saxon prisoner was poisoned. It is clear to Justin that Allectus is cold-blooded and clearly enjoys killing, something that...

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