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"Quo Vadis": The Faith of the Early Christian Martyrs

The epic film Quo Vadis depicts the decadent Roman Empire and the struggles of the early Christians living there in 64 AD. Military commander Marcus Vinicius falls in love with the beautiful Lygia, a Christian, who refuses to marry him because he rejects her faith. Emperor Nero (Peter Ustinov) has Rome burned down so he can rebuild the city. When the citizens turn on him, he blames the new sect of believers called Christians. Many of them ...

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