Quo Vadis

Quo Vadis Rome during the reign of Nero was a glorious place for the emperor and his court there were grand feasts tournaments for poets and exciting games and circuses filling the days and nights The pageant

  • Title: Quo Vadis
  • Author: Henryk Sienkiewicz W.S. Kuniczak
  • ISBN: 9780781805506
  • Page: 374
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rome during the reign of Nero was a glorious place for the emperor and his court there were grand feasts, tournaments for poets, and exciting games and circuses filling the days and nights The pageantry and pretentious displays of excess were sufficient to cloy the senses of participants as well as to offend the sensitive Petronius, a generous and noble Roman, a man ofRome during the reign of Nero was a glorious place for the emperor and his court there were grand feasts, tournaments for poets, and exciting games and circuses filling the days and nights The pageantry and pretentious displays of excess were sufficient to cloy the senses of participants as well as to offend the sensitive Petronius, a generous and noble Roman, a man of the world much in favor at the court of Nero, is intrigued by a strange tale related by his nephew Marcus Vinitius of his encounter with a mysterious young woman called Ligia with whom Vinitius falls madly in love Ligia, a captured King s daughter and a one time hostage of Rome, is now a foster child of a noble Roman household She is also a Christian The setting of the narrative was prepared with utmost care Henryk Sienkiewicz visited the Roman settings many times and was thoroughly educated in the historical background As an attempt to create the spirit of antiquity, the novel met with unanimous acclaim, which earned the Nobel Prize in literature for the author in 1905 As a vision of ancient Rome and early Christianity it has not yet been surpassed, almost a century later.

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    1. Henryk Sienkiewicz W.S. Kuniczak

      Henryk Adam Aleksander Pius Sienkiewicz also known as Litwos May 5, 1846 November 15, 1916 was a Polish journalist and Nobel Prize winning novelist He was one of the most popular Polish writers at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, and received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1905 for his outstanding merits as an epic writer Born into an impoverished gentry family in the Podlasie village of Wola Okrzejska, in Russian ruled Poland, Sienkiewicz wrote historical novels set during the Rzeczpospolita Polish Republic, or Commonwealth His works were noted for their negative portrayal of the Teutonic Order in The Teutonic Knights Krzy acy , which was remarkable as a significant portion of his readership lived under German rule Many of his novels were first serialized in newspapers, and even today are still in print In Poland, he is best known for his historical novels With Fire and Sword , The Deluge , and Fire in the Steppe The Trilogy set during the 17th century Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth, while internationally he is best known for Quo Vadis, set in Nero s Rome Quo Vadis has been filmed several times, most notably the 1951 version.Sienkiewicz was meticulous in attempting to recreate the authenticity of historical language In his Trilogy, for instance, he had his characters use the Polish language as he imagined it was spoken in the seventeenth century in reality it was far similar to 19th century Polish than he imagined In The Teutonic Knights, which relates to the Battle of Grunwald in 1410, he even had his characters speak a variety of medieval Polish which he recreated in part from archaic expressions then still common among the highlanders of Podhale.In 1881, Sienkiewicz married Maria Szetkiewicz 1854 1885 They had two children, Henryk J zef 1882 1959 and Jadwiga Maria 1883 1969.

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    1. Roman Emperor Nero, is a singer of beautiful songs, his first love, he himself composes, if you don t like them, better keep your opinions unsaid, you ll live a longer life Nero has killed his mother, wife, brother, all his family, and many former friends Only unlimited praise, the mighty Caesar enjoys but that he is terrible, his voice and music, is a small sacrifice for his friendship and the vast benefits, he showers Petronius, the Arbiter of Elegance , and close friend of the vicious ruler, [...]


    2. 795 Quo Vadis, Henryk Sienkiewicz 19 1971 1332 475 1333 475 1339 1353 543 1389 687 9789649971575 1390 1392 1395 711 9789640017166 1370 580 1373 1382 9649436472 1380 137 9646552080




    3. Great book for a retreat Spiritually invigorating, makes one excited about the Catholic faith It is fiction with references to standard Catholic tradition, and is set in the time of the Christian persecutions in Rome during the reign of Nero The focus of the novel is a love story between a Roman centurion and a beautiful Christian princess in exile The story s central conflict takes place in the person of the centurion s friend, who also happens to be a cultural lackey in the court of Nero And t [...]


    4. Near the end of Quo Vadis Petronius Arbiter writes a letter in reply to his nephew Vicinius who has fled Rome with his bride, Ligia In the letter Petronius discusses his philosophy and his fate contrasting it with the Christian belief that Vicinius has accepted He says There are only two philosophers that I care about, Pyrrho and Anacreon You know what they stand for The rest, along with the new Greek schools and all the Roman Stoics, you can have for the price of beans Truth lives somewhere so [...]


    5. Superb.You must have read this novel.Gripping and full steam to the heart.A wonderfull book, dont miss it.I love it so much, I cant say accuratetly how I enyoyed it.


    6. It s easy to love the book for both the story and the history But I love it all the for the characters except for Calina, I must say I find her rather dull My favorite is by far Petronius the arbiter of elegance He has the most interesting evolution throughout the book he makes it very clear that he only cares about himself, his own pleasures, his well being He doesn t like to be bothered with anything that happens in the dirty world of the peasants He only cares for Vinicius in the limits of h [...]



    7. Clearly capturing the depravity of man while outlining the persecution of the early church, Quo Vadis vividly depicts first century life in the Roman Empire for slave, centurion, and emperor As Sienkiewicz s final display of descriptive prowess, at the climax he floods his readers senses with the evidence of a smoldering Rome I ve never been so tantalized by antiquity than after reading this historical fiction.All the while reading a bit like a best seller and not an epic novel from the 1800 s.



    8. Quo VadisHenry Sienkiewicz s Quo Vadis is a truly great book Unfortunately, I know best how to explain its greatness to those who like me were young in thehe 60s and 70s If you are not part of this group, this review may not be terribly helpful To those of you of my generation, I will say that Quo Vadis is a wonderful novel about the Roman Empire in the First Century of the modern era when Rome was entering its decadent era It is better than anything written by Robert Graves who still must consi [...]


    9. Il Cristianesimo, questo sconosciutoDunque s , accomodatevi pure.Non state troppo indietro Venite pure avanti, che altrimenti non potete vedere la magia di cui oggi sarete esclusivi spettatori Ebbene, ecco quello che accadr fra qualche istante Svuoter la mia mente Canceller la mia memoria a breve e lungo termine, e di colpo sar una Noce Moscata che non ha letto Quo vadis a 17 anni, e non l ha neanche riletto a 34 Sim salabim, abracadabra, tutti gi per terra, puff puff, pant pant e grattachecca e [...]




    10. I still think I was too young when I read this I think I was about eleven, and this is surely not a lecture for a kid Still, after all these years, the expressionQuo vadis, Domine remains embroidered into my brain, with no way of escaping I don t know why it made such a great impression on me, but I do believe that this is must read for everyone, a great classic in world literature.


    11. CAPOLAVORO Una favolosa scoperta, soprattutto per me che non amo l antica Roma come ambientazione nei romanzi Una descrizione accurata e bellissima della citt e delle anime dei personaggi, della loro psicologia, della loro evoluzione Per non parlare dell incendio e della persecuzione contro i cristiani, entrambe con una vividezza tale da farti sembrare l presente ad assistere e a partecipare alle vite dei personaggi, dai protagonisti alla plebe di Roma tutta Per non parlare poi del racconto dell [...]


    12. I know this should be obvious, but the Da Vinci Code fury requires that I do mention this these kinds of books ought to be read for what they are, novels, works of fiction, and not narrative style histories If books are read according to their genre, they ll be far enjoyable and less likely to stir stupid controversy Quo Vadis isn t a history, then, but a work of historical fiction If you re familiar with the 1951 film starring Deborah Kerr, Robert Taylor and Peter Ustinov, you should most defi [...]


    13. Nero fiddled while Rome Burned Quo Vadis builds on one of the horrifying rumours of the tale behind this famous expression, in this story of love and faith in Nero s Rome More horrifying are his descriptions of the gladiator games and punishments that Nero devised which are perhaps closer to the truth and many shades worse than their modern interpretation in Suzanne Collins Hunger Games But amidst the excesses and horrors of life in Rome, there is also faith and love that brings to Lygia and Vi [...]



    14. This book was pretty terrible As a classicist, I am deeply offended by the wooden, stereotypical rendering of Romans, even Romans during Nero s time As a reader, I am deeply offended by the fact that very little actually happens Sienkiewicz tells us about plenty of things, but he shows us very little For instance, in the last third of the book, Petronius, who has been watching his nephew s slow conversion to Christianity with ironic detachment, writes him a letter talking about how much these Ch [...]



    15. Quo Vadis o Jalan m s un par de tetas que una carreta , trata de que a un vato romano le cuadran las nalguitas de una morra cristiana As que decide hacerse cristiano para ver si se las da.Y eso me recuerda a alguien.


    16. I barely read 3 chapters and nor that the writing isn t good, but this book is not for me I should have known reading out of my comfort zone could have lead to this I am not going to give it a rating or a review because that would be unfair Although I like history a lot, this book is just so heavy and page by page I just wanted to put it down and read something else I am not going to force myself too much because it s a horrible feeling and that could put me in a terribile reading slump I don t [...]


    17. Rome under the rule of emperor Nero, AD 64 The Polish author, Henryk Sienkiewicz 1846 1916 , went to Rome to observed for a couple of years during the writing of this book published as a book in 1896 He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1905 Quo vadis is Latin for Where are you going and alludes to a New Testament verse John 13 36 The verse, in the King James Version, reads as follows, Simon Peter said unto him, Lord, whither goest thou Jesus answered him, Whither I go, thou canst not follow [...]


    18. Ci sono libri che aspetti di leggere da una infinit di tempo e quando li hai tra le mani sei felice come un bambino che riceve il suo giocattolo preferito Cos stato per me Quo vadis , un libro da tanto bramato, le cui aspettative si sono sciolte al sole Quo vadis come un piatto che non vedi l ora di gustare, ma quando inizi ad assaporarlo, ti rendi conto che insapore, insipido e soprattutto ha un retrogusto poco stuzzicante che ti porta a pensare che non mangerai mai pi un piatto di questo tipo [...]



    19. Se lee f cil, de una sentada Est claro que si has visto la adaptaci n cl sica vas a comparar novela y pel cula De hecho, me alucina ver c mo los guionistas crearon una serie de di logos y frasazas que esperar leer aqu y no est n, aunque algunas s Petronio sigue siendo Petronio, pero reconozco que me sigue gustando m s el de la pel cula Tambi n me parece que la conversi n de Vinicio es en la novela demasiado repentina, mientras que en la peli es ante el peligro que corre Ligia en la arena cuando [...]


    20. Romanzo meraviglioso, uno dei pi belli che abbia mai letto Il libro racconta l a quello terreno e quello spirituale.Molto coinvolgente la storia d a bellissima tra i due protagonisti Marco Vinicio, giovane soldato romano, e Licia, figlia di un re barbaro Una storia molto contrastata a causa delle differenze religiose che dividono i due uno pagano l altra cristiana Un a che accompagna Vinicio nel suo percorso di crescita, di maturazione e di trasformazione che lo porter verso il cristianesimo, la [...]


    21. O fio condutor desta obra o amor tr gico entre uma Crist e um Romano, que come ou mal e tinha tudo para terminar ainda pior Apesar de Quo Vadis ter sempre como pano de fundo este romance fict cio entre Vin cio e Ligia, a obra uma beliss ma li o de hist ria, sempre pautada pelos acontecimentos reais que se sucederam durante o reinado do cruel Imperador Nero.Para al m de C sar, outros personagens hist ricos est o presentes ao longo do livro, como Petr nio, Tigelino, Popeia e S neca, bem como o ap [...]


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