The medico ignored Marcus Lucius’s prayers and focussed on selecting the wounded. For him, it didn’t play a role whether Marcus Lucius did it as a good man or rather a soldier who wished to be bowed out in respectful way independently from the reasons or circumstances of his death. Marcus Lucius was a dead man walking the way or another. The medico tried to keep the emotional distance to Marcus Lucius, even if it was already too late for such attempts. The old man was afraid of decaying the time after Marcus Lucius’s death. If Rome was on the way to lose such people purposely, then it was the first step to the irreversible fall of Rome.