History Literature / QuoVadis

6th Feb '17 1:49:39 PM Darkmage7280
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* FedToTheBeast: Christians are fed to massive dogs and lions in a truly gruesome scene.
23rd Nov '16 4:49:34 AM Pysiewicz
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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 choice is still portrayed as a noble one, rather than one of the ultimate sins.



* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Chilon.

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* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Chilon. After switching sides so many times and causing so much harm to his friends, he ends up completely broken.



* 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).

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* FaceDeathWithDignity: FaceDeathWithDignity:
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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).out).
** [[spoiler: Petronius himself prefers suicide over what might happen to him]].



* GoodIsNotSoft: Ursus is calm, gentle and devote Christian, but he won't hesitate for a second to kill you with his bare hands if you try to harm Lygia.



* LoveAtFirstSight: Averted; more like lust at first sight, leading to...

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* LoveAtFirstSight: Averted; more like lust at first sight, leading to... to LoveRedeems



* PsychopathicManChild / SissyVillain: Nero as portrayed by Peter Ustinov is capricious, self-absorbed, and effeminate.

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* PsychopathicManChild / SissyVillain: Nero as portrayed by Peter Ustinov in both film versions is capricious, self-absorbed, and effeminate.



* WhileRomeBurns

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* WhileRomeBurns
WhileRomeBurns: Quite literally.
19th Sep '16 2:21:55 PM MapleSyrup
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* AuthorAppeal: Lygia is 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.

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* 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.
23rd Jun '16 1:11:34 AM PaulA
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2nd Jun '16 6:02:03 PM SpectralTime
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* LoveRedeems

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* LoveRedeemsLoveMartyr: Acte, the only person in the world who still loves Nero, having fallen in love with the good person he used to be.
* LoveRedeems: It moves Vincius to grow from an impetuous hothead and warmonger into a loving, compassionate person.
6th Apr '16 10:38:43 AM Mdumas43073
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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'' 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.
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.
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