Quo Vadis: A Narrative of the Time of Nero, is a love story of Marcus Vinicius, a passionate young Roman tribune, and Lygia Callina, a beautiful and gentle Christian maiden of royal Lygian descent and a hostage of Rome, raised in a patrician home. At first Marcus, a typical aristocratic Roman libertine of his time, has no notion of love and merely desires Lygia with erotic animalistic intensity. Through political machinations of the elegant Petronius he contrives to have her taken by force from her foster home and into the decadent and terrible splendor of the court of Ceasar, setting in motion a course of events that culminate in his own spiritual redemption.
Intricately researched, populated with vibrant historical figures, and gorgeous period detail, bloody spectacle and intimate beauty, this is an epic tapestry of the triumph of love, faith and sacrifice.
About: Henryk Sienkiewicz was a Polish journalist and Nobel Prize-winning novelistâin fact, one of the most popular writers at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1905 for his "outstanding merits as an epic writer.
About: Il romanzo racconta la storia di un soldato patrizio romano, Vinicio, e di una principessa cristiana del popolo dei Lici (o Lugi), Callina (denominata Licia dai romani), che vivono a Roma durante l'impero di Nerone.
About: Henryk Sienkiewicz was a Polish journalist and Nobel Prize-winning novelist–in fact, one of the most popular writers at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1905 for his "outstanding merits as an epic writer.
About: In order to win the love of Ligia, a Christian, Vinicius, a soldier, must come to understand the true meaning of her religion, even as Rome sinks under the excesses of Nero and Christians are thrown to the lions.
About: The spectacle of the burning of Rome, the Roman amphitheatre where gladiators fought to the death and Christians were slaughtered by wild beasts -the pomp, splendor and decadence of a civilization ripe for decay-these are the materials from which Sienkiewicz fashioned his panoramic historical novel.
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