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Quo Vadis: A Narrative of the Time of Nero
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Publication date August 3, 2015
Pages 518
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781515328957
ISBN-10 1515328953
Dimensions 1.17 by 7.44 by 9.69 in.
Weight 2.50 lbs.
Original list price $19.99
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Chapter I PETRONIUS woke only about midday, and as usual greatly wearied. The evening before he had been at one of Nero's feasts, which was prolonged till late at night. For some time his health had been failing. He said himself that he woke up benumbed, as it were, and without power of collecting his thoughts. But the morning bath and careful kneading of the body by trained slaves hastened gradually the course of his slothful blood, roused him, quickened him, restored his strength, so that he issued from the elèothesium, that is, the last division of the bath, as if he had risen from the dead, with eyes gleaming from wit and gladness, rejuvenated, filled with life, exquisite, so unapproachable that Otho himself could not compare with him, and was really that which he had been called,—arbiter elegantiarum. He visited the public baths rarely, only when some rhetor happened there who roused admiration and who was spoken of in the city, or when in the ephebias there were combats of exceptional interest. Moreover, he had in his own "insula" private baths which Celer, the famous contemporary of Severus, had extended for him, reconstructed and arranged with such uncommon taste that Nero himself acknowledged their excellence over those of the Emperor, though the imperial baths were more extensive and finished with incomparably greater luxury. After that feast, at which he was bored by the jesting of Vatinius with Nero, Lucan, and Seneca, he took part in a diatribe as to whether woman has a soul. Rising late, he used, as was his custom, the baths. Two enormous balneatores laid him on a cypress table covered with snowwhite Egyptian byssus, and with hands dipped in perfumed olive oil began to rub his shapely body; and he waited with closed eyes till the heat of the laconicum and the heat of their hands passed through him and expelled weariness. But after a certain time he spoke, and opened his eyes; he inquired about the weather, and then about gems which the jeweller Idomeneus had promised to send him for examination that day. It appeared that the weather was beautiful, with a light breeze from the Alban hills, and that the gems had not been brought. Petronius closed his eyes again, and had given command to bear him to the tepidarium, when from behind the curtain the nomenclator looked in, announcing that young Marcus Vinicius, recently returned from Asia Minor, had come to visit him. Petronius ordered to admit the guest to the tepidarium, to which he was borne himself. Vinicius was the son of his oldest sister, who years before had married Marcus Vinicius, a man of consular dignity from the time of Tiberius. The young man was serving then under Corbulo against the Parthians, and at the close of the war had returned to the city. Petronius had for him a certain weakness bordering on attachment, for Marcus was beautiful and athletic, a young man who knew how to preserve a certain aesthetic measure in his profligacy; this, Petronius prized above everything. "A greeting to Petronius," said ...

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Hardcover
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With Henryk Sienkiewicz | from Wildside Pr (May 30, 2008)
9781434471093 | details & prices | 540 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.85 lbs | List price $25.00
About: Quo Vadis tells of a love between a young Christian woman and Marcus Vinicius, a Roman patrician.
With Henryk Sienkiewicz | from Alan Rodgers Books (December 31, 2006)
9781598182897 | details & prices | 449 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.70 lbs | List price $34.95
About: Quo Vadis tells a powerful tale of love and redemption in a time of ultimate danger -- for Christians and Romans alike.
With Henryk Sienkiewicz | from Kessinger Pub Co (April 30, 2005)
9781432625047 | details & prices | 568 pages | List price $58.95
About: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.
from Amereon Ltd (October 1, 1985)
9780891904847 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.50 in. | 1.55 lbs | List price $31.95
About: During the tumultuous reign of Nero, Vinicius, a pagan, and Lygia, a Christian, fall in love.
Paperback
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With Henryk Sienkiewicz | from Createspace Independent Pub (August 3, 2015)
9781515328957 | details & prices | 518 pages | 7.44 × 9.69 × 1.17 in. | 2.50 lbs | List price $19.99
About: Chapter I PETRONIUS woke only about midday, and as usual greatly wearied.
With Henryk Sienkiewicz | from Createspace Independent Pub (March 15, 2014)
9781497359888 | details & prices | 508 pages | 6.69 × 9.61 × 1.15 in. | List price $18.99
About: From the Translator’s INTRODUCTORY : IN the trilogy "With Fire and Sword," "The Deluge," and "Pan Michael," Sienkiewicz has given pictures of a great and decisive epoch in modern history.
With Henryk Sienkiewicz | from Dodo Pr (December 15, 2008)
9781406574944 | details & prices | 572 pages | List price $38.99
About: Henryk Adam Aleksander Pius Sienkiewicz; also known as "Litwos" (1846-1916), was a Polish journalist and Nobel Prize-winning novelist.
With Henryk Sienkiewicz | from Wildside Pr (May 30, 2008); titled "Quo Vadis: A Narrative of the Time of Nero."
9781434471086 | details & prices | 541 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.50 in. | 2.02 lbs | List price $14.99
About: Quo Vadis tells of a love between a young Christian woman and Marcus Vinicius, a Roman patrician.
With Henryk Sienkiewicz | from Digireads.Com (January 31, 2008)
9781420931136 | details & prices | 331 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $12.99
About: "Quo Vadis: a Narrative of the Time of Nero" is the story of a love that develops between a young Christian woman, Lygia, and Marcus Vinicius, a Roman patrician.
With Henryk Sienkiewicz | from Kessinger Pub Co (April 30, 2005)
9781417932467 | details & prices | 568 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.90 lbs | List price $43.95
About: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.

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