You've gotta love Centurion Iunio. The man is a total ass but you still cheer for him in the end. His shining moment comes when he loses his temper and lets his javelin fly. It missed of course, but it no doubt beat all the Olympic records.
Iunio: I'll make a funeral pyre of you! I'll temper my blade in your guts! I who am about to die, will show you a Roman's grave-piled high with Caesar's enemies!
And if that quote didn't convince you how awesome he is, he says this little gem as he's about to be dragged away to, as he knows, a unknown fate, smiling all the while.
Iunio: Slit their throats as I bring them down, boy! There's work to be done!
Kip: Goodbye Iunio!
Iunio: Farewell, boy! They're cowards!
Of course this all happens as Kip and Peewee cheer for him unashamedly.