History Literature / QuoVadis

25th Jan '16 6:57:52 PM Exxolon
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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?'' '''''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.
20th Sep '15 9:15:16 AM Berrenta
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28th May '15 9:58:28 AM Aquila89
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* FaceDeathWithDignity: The Christians who are killed in the persecution die in such a noble way that they make the executioners look like criminals (as Petronius points out).
28th May '15 9:57:02 AM Aquila89
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* DateRapeAverted
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* DateRapeAvertedDateRapeAverted: Ursus defends Lygia from Vincius' unwanted advances.

* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Chilon after seeing people he sold out crucified. The fact that they forgive him leads to his HeelFaithTurn.
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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Chilon after seeing people he sold out crucified.being burned alive. The fact that they forgive him leads to his HeelFaithTurn.

* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Chilon.
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* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Chilon. After he takes a HeelFaithTurn, he's tortured to death like other Christians.

* SaintlyChurch
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* SaintlyChurchSaintlyChurch: The early Christian church in Rome is portrayed in such a manner.
28th May '15 9:53:59 AM Aquila89
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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Petronius, Nero, Poppaea, Saint Peter and Saint Paul play prominent roles.
16th Apr '15 4:36:04 AM DeepRed
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* WhileRomeBurns
9th Feb '15 3:55:41 AM PiotrFranciszek
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* 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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* RunningGag: Petronius' dislike of craftsmen and him comparising others' rude or barbaric behaviour to different occupations. "Calm ("Calm thyself," said Petronius. "Thou hast the longing of a carpenter from the Subura."")
9th Feb '15 3:41:44 AM PiotrFranciszek
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Adding book's running gag to the tropes' list.
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* 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."
31st Oct '14 11:21:08 PM Fireblood
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* AuthorAppeal: Lygia is a from the Lugii, an ancient tribe that lived in Poland during the time of the Roman Empire, probably an example of GeniusBonus by the author, who was Polish. * BeastAndBeauty: Vinicius and Lygia * TheCaligula: Emperor Nero * ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Chilon * ConcertClimax: At a gladiatorial arena * DamselInDistress: Poor Lygia
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* AuthorAppeal: Lygia is a from the Lugii, an ancient tribe that lived in Poland during the time of the Roman Empire, probably an example of GeniusBonus by the author, who was Polish. * BeastAndBeauty: Vinicius and Lygia Lygia. * TheCaligula: Emperor Nero Nero. * ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Chilon Chilon. * ConcertClimax: At a gladiatorial arena arena. * DamselInDistress: Poor LygiaLygia.

* TheFundamentalist: Crispus, until [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome called out by St. Peter]] * GentleGiant: Ursus * HappilyMarried: Pomponia and Aulus, Lygia's adoptive parents * HappinessInSlavery: Eunice. One must admit that Petronius treated his home slaves [[DeliberateValuesDissonance pretty well]]
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* TheFundamentalist: Crispus, until [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome called out by St. Peter]] Peter]]. * GentleGiant: Ursus Ursus. * HappilyMarried: Pomponia and Aulus, Lygia's adoptive parents parents. * HappinessInSlavery: Eunice. One must admit that Petronius treated his home slaves [[DeliberateValuesDissonance pretty well]]well]].

* RealMenLoveJesus: Ursus and ultimately Vincius. * RetiredBadass Petronius may be well known as dignified arbiter elegantiarum, but still has no problem with beating solider several decades younger than him

* ManlyTears: The tribune of the Praetorians [[spoiler:giving the thumbs up to Ursus, Lygia, and Vinicius]]
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* ManlyTears: The tribune of the Praetorians [[spoiler:giving the thumbs up to Ursus, Lygia, and Vinicius]]Vinicius]].

* NobleSavage: Ursus
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* NobleSavage: UrsusUrsus.

* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Chilon
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* RedemptionEqualsDeath: ChilonChilon.

* CastTheExpert: Ursus was played by Buddy Baer (heavyweight boxer) and Rafał Kubacki (Olympic heavyweight judoka) in 1951 and 2001 version respectively.
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* CastTheExpert: Ursus was played by Buddy Baer (heavyweight boxer) and Rafał Kubacki (Olympic heavyweight judoka) in the 1951 and 2001 version versions respectively.

* HeadbuttOfLove: the 2001 film
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* HeadbuttOfLove: the The 2001 filmfilm.

* PuttingOnTheReich: Directly choreographed from ''Triumph of the Will''
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* PuttingOnTheReich: Directly choreographed from ''Triumph of the Will'' Will''.
22nd Sep '14 1:12:42 AM Xarvas
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* RetiredBadass Petronius may be well known as dignified arbiter elegantiarum, but still has no broblem with beating solider several decades younger than him
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* RetiredBadass Petronius may be well known as dignified arbiter elegantiarum, but still has no broblem problem with beating solider several decades younger than him

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* RetiredBadass Petronius may be well known as dignified arbiter elegantiarum, but still has no broblem with beating solider several decades younger than MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Chilon after seeing people he sold out crucified. The fact that they forgive him leads to his HeelFaithTurn.

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* RetiredBadass Petronius may be well known as dignified arbiter elegantiarum, but still has no broblem with beating solider several decades younger than him ProfessionalButtKisser: Nero's court.

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* RetiredBadass Petronius may be well known as dignified arbiter elegantiarum, but 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 has no broblem with beating solider several decades younger way less abhorrent than him his art.

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* RetiredBadass Petronius may be well known as dignified arbiter elegantiarum, but still has no broblem with beating solider several decades younger than him CastTheExpert: Ursus was played by Buddy Baer (heavyweight boxer) and Rafał Kubacki (Olympic heavyweight judoka) in 1951 and 2001 version respectively.
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