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By Henryk Sienkiewicz

Rome throughout the reign of Nero was once an excellent position for the emperor and his courtroom; there have been grand feasts, tournaments for poets, and fascinating video games and circuses filling the times and nights. The pageantry and pretentious screens of extra have been adequate to cloy the senses of members in addition to to offend the delicate. Petronius, a beneficiant and noble Roman, a guy of the realm a lot in desire on the courtroom of Nero, is intrigued via a wierd story comparable by means of his nephew Marcus Vinitius of his come upon with a mysterious younger lady referred to as Ligia with whom Vinitius falls head over heels in love. Ligia, a captured King's daughter and a one-time hostage of Rome, is now a foster baby of a noble Roman loved ones. She is additionally a Christian. The atmosphere of the narrative used to be ready with utmost care. Henryk Sienkiewicz visited the Roman settings again and again and used to be completely informed within the historic historical past. As an try to create the spirit of antiquity, the unconventional met with unanimous acclaim, which earned the Nobel Prize in literature for the writer in 1905. As a imaginative and prescient of historical Rome and early Christianity it has now not but been passed, nearly a century later.

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