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 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 As A Vision Of Ancient Rome And Early Christianity It Has Not Yet Been Surpassed, Almost A Century Later
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 vi
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