History Literature / QuoVadis

12th Jul '17 8:56:15 AM Veanne
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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler: Petronius is more than aware his fate was already sealed, so instead he commits suicide]] while reading aloud a huge TakeThat to Nero. For a book all about Christian values, this choice is still portrayed as a noble one, rather than one of the ultimate sins.

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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler: Petronius is more than aware his fate was has already been sealed, so instead he commits suicide]] while reading aloud a huge TakeThat to Nero. For a book all about Christian values, this choice is still portrayed as a noble one, rather than one of the ultimate sins.



* EverythingISBetterWithPrincesses: Lygia is a [[ChiefsDaughter barbarian princess]].

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* EverythingISBetterWithPrincesses: Lygia is a [[ChiefsDaughter [[TheChiefsDaughter barbarian princess]].
12th Jul '17 8:54:26 AM Veanne
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* EverythingISBetterWithPrincesses: Lygia is a barbaric princess.

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* EverythingISBetterWithPrincesses: Lygia is a barbaric princess.[[ChiefsDaughter barbarian princess]].



* FlorenceNightingaleEffect: Vincius was obsessed with Lygia for a long time, but after caring for him, Vinicius began to see her as a person and truly care for her, rather than just lusting after her pretty looks.

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* FlorenceNightingaleEffect: Vincius Vinicius was obsessed with Lygia for a long time, but after caring for him, Vinicius began he's wounded and she nurses him (partway) back to health, he starts to see her as a person and truly care for her, rather than just lusting after her Lygia's pretty looks.



* HappilyMarried: Pomponia and Aulus, Lygia's adoptive parents.
* HappinessInSlavery: Eunice. One must admit that Petronius treated his home slaves [[DeliberateValuesDissonance pretty well]].
* HeelFaithTurn: Vincius and Chilon.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Petronius, Nero, Poppaea, Saint Peter and Saint Paul play prominent roles.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Averted; more like lust at first sight, leading to LoveRedeems

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* HappilyAdopted: Lygia, by Pomponia and Aulus.
* HappilyMarried: Pomponia and Aulus, Lygia's adoptive parents.
Aulus. They form (possibly the only in Rome) a perfect family.
* HappinessInSlavery: Eunice. One must admit that Petronius treated treats his home slaves [[DeliberateValuesDissonance pretty well]].
well]]. Also, Eunice is utterly in love with him (so much she can't stand the thought of leaving his house).
* HeelFaithTurn: Vincius and Vinicius, then Chilon.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Petronius, Nero, Poppaea, Saint Peter and Saint Paul all play prominent roles.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Averted; more like lust at first sight, but eventually leading to LoveRedeemsTrue Love which [[LoveRedeems redeems]] Vinicius.



* LoveRedeems: It moves Vincius to grow from an impetuous hothead and warmonger into a loving, compassionate person.

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* LoveRedeems: It moves Vincius Vinicius to grow [[CharacterDevelopment grow]] from an impetuous hothead and hotheaded warmonger into a loving, compassionate person.



* ProfessionalButtKisser: Nero's court.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Chilon. After he takes a HeelFaithTurn, he's tortured to death like other Christians.
* RunningGag: Petronius' dislike of craftsmen and him comparising others' rude or barbaric behaviour to different occupations. ("Calm thyself," said Petronius. "Thou hast the longing of a carpenter from the Subura.")

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* ProfessionalButtKisser: Nero's court.
court. Anyone who doesn't kissthe aforementioned butt is liable to be DrivenToSuicide. Or worse.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Chilon. After he takes a HeelFaithTurn, he's tortured to death like along with the other Christians.
* RunningGag: Petronius' dislike of craftsmen and him comparising comparing others' rude or barbaric behaviour to different occupations. ("Calm thyself," said Petronius. "Thou hast the longing of a carpenter from the Subura.")



* StalkerWithACrush: Vincius, but he gets better.
* TakeThat: [[spoiler: Petronius' suicide note]] is an enormous one to Nero. To the point of stating that his wanton slaughter and destruction of Rome is still way less abhorrent than his art.

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* StalkerWithACrush: Vincius, but he gets better.
Vinicius, for the first couple of chapters.
* TakeThat: [[spoiler: Petronius' suicide note]] is an enormous one to Nero. To the point of stating that his wanton slaughter and destruction of Rome is still way less abhorrent than his art.[[TerribleArtist art]].



* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Petronius and Vincius are shown playing chess, which even in primitive form wouldn't be invented for a couple of centuries after this time setting and wouldn't reach Europe until several centuries after that.
* ArtisticLicenseReligion: There's a cross at the underground Christian church service and a cross in Lygia's house. The cross would not become the main symbol of the Christian religion until a few more centuries after the time frame of this film.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Petronius and Vincius Vinicius are shown playing chess, which even in primitive form wouldn't be invented for a couple of centuries after this time setting and wouldn't reach Europe until several centuries after that.
* ArtisticLicenseReligion: There's a cross at the underground Christian church service and a cross in Lygia's house. The cross would not become the main symbol of the Christian religion until a few more centuries after the time frame of this film.events portrayed.



* NeckSnap: Ursus does this with ''a goddamn bull''.

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* NeckSnap: Ursus does this with to ''a goddamn bull''.
12th Jul '17 8:45:56 AM Veanne
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A HistoricalFiction novel set in AncientRome, ''Quo Vadis'' (1896) is internationally the most well-known work of Polish writer Henryk Sienkiewicz, also known for the ''Literature/SienkiewiczTrilogy''. ''Quo Vadis'' tells the story of Marcus Vinicius, a young pagan Roman officer, and Lygia, a Christian barbarian {{princess}} raised in a Roman household. The novel is set against the events surrounding the Great Fire of Rome of AD 64, including the Roman persecution of Christians.

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A HistoricalFiction novel set in AncientRome, ''Quo Vadis'' (1896) is internationally the most well-known work of Polish writer Henryk Sienkiewicz, also known for the ''Literature/SienkiewiczTrilogy''. ''Quo Vadis'' tells the story of Marcus Vinicius, a young pagan Roman officer, and Lygia, a Christian barbarian {{princess}} raised in a Roman household. The novel is set against during the events surrounding the Great Fire of Rome of AD 64, including the Roman persecution of Christians.



* AuthorAppeal: Lygia is from the Lugii, an ancient tribe that lived in present day Poland during the time of the Roman Empire, probably an example of GeniusBonus by the author, who was Polish.

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* AuthorAppeal: Lygia is hails from the Lugii, an ancient tribe that (supposedly) lived in present day Poland during the time of the Roman Empire, probably an example of GeniusBonus by the author, who was Polish.



* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler: Petronius is more than aware his fate was already sealed, so instead he commits a suicide]] while reading aloud a huge TakeThat to Nero. For a book all about Christian values, the choice is still portrayed as a noble one, rather than one of the ultimate sins.

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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler: Petronius is more than aware his fate was already sealed, so instead he commits a suicide]] while reading aloud a huge TakeThat to Nero. For a book all about Christian values, the this choice is still portrayed as a noble one, rather than one of the ultimate sins.



* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Petronius and Eunice.]]

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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Several courtiers of Nero have been, in the past. Petronius and Eunice.on page. Eunice, for whom he's the entire world, joins him.]]
29th Jun '17 8:09:04 PM DustSnitch
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The name comes from the Christian legend that recounts that when St. Peter was fleeing Rome as a result of persecution, he saw a vision of [[{{Jesus}} Christ]] and asked Him, ''Domine, quo vadis?'' ("Lord, where are you going?") -- to which the reply was "I go to be crucified again." Thus realizing that he was abandoning the faithful of Rome to their fates, Peter turned around and was martyred.

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The name comes from the Christian legend that recounts that when St. Peter was fleeing Rome as a result of persecution, he saw a vision of [[{{Jesus}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} Christ]] and asked Him, ''Domine, quo vadis?'' ("Lord, where are you going?") -- to which the reply was "I go to be crucified again." Thus realizing that he was abandoning the faithful of Rome to their fates, Peter turned around and was martyred.
24th Apr '17 5:40:53 PM Jan_z_Michal
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!!The 1951 movie also has examples of:

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!!The 1951 movie movies also has have examples of:



* HeadbuttOfLove: The 2001 movie



* WhileRomeBurns: Quite literally.
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!!The 2001 film also has examples of:

* HeadbuttOfLove

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* WhileRomeBurns: Quite literally.
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!!The 2001 film also has examples of:

* HeadbuttOfLove
literally.
24th Apr '17 6:34:31 AM jamespolk
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* NeckSnap: Ursus does this with ''a goddamn bull''.
24th Apr '17 4:17:56 AM jamespolk
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* TitleDrop: As per the legend, Peter says "Quo vadis, Domine?" on the way out of town.
24th Apr '17 2:13:24 AM jamespolk
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Petronius and Vincius are shown playing chess, which even in primitive form wouldn't be invented for a couple of centuries after this time setting and wouldn't reach Europe until several centuries after that.
24th Apr '17 2:06:47 AM jamespolk
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* ThisIsWhatTheBuildingWillLookLike: Nero with his plans of what the new Rome will look like--as long as something like, say, a fire gets rid of all the stuff already there.
24th Apr '17 1:35:28 AM jamespolk
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* ArtisticLicenseReligion: There's a cross at the underground Christian church service and a cross in Lygia's house. The cross would not become the main symbol of the Christian religion until a few more centuries after the time frame of this film.
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