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Quo Vadis

Henryk Sienkiewicz

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Sienkiewicz’s epic novel of ancient Rome finds the Empire at the height of her power and splendor, but struggling with the madness and cruelty of the Emperor Nero. A new religion is sweeping across the world, causing many Romans to wonder and leading many others to sacrifice everything for it. Yet, even as a great city burns and darkness threatens to overwhelm the age, hope is found in the love of the Roman tribune Marcus Vinicius for the beautiful Christian maiden Lygia, and in his journey toward his life’s true purpose

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .I know how I should act in thy place. Till this lost one is found I should seek in another that which for the moment has gone from me with her. I saw splendid forms at thy villa. Do not contradict me. I know what love is; and I know that when one is desired another cannot take her place. But in a beautiful slave it is possible to find even momentary distraction."

"I do not need it," said Vinicius.

But Petronius, who had for him a real weakness, and who wished to soften his pain, began to meditate how he might do so.

"Perhaps thine have not for thee the charm of novelty," said he, after a while (and here he began to look in turn at Iras and Eunice, and finally he placed his palm on the hip of the golden-haired Eunice). "Look at this grace! for whom some days since Fonteius Capiton the younger offered three wonderful boys from Clazomene. A more beautiful figure than hers even Skopas himself has not chiselled. I myself cannot tell why I have. . . Read More

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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

ملحمة تاريخية عظيمة. من خلال قصة حب عنيفة بين القائد الشاب ماركوس فينيكوس والإغريقية ليفيا ابنة ملك الليغوس (وضعها أبوها رهينة لدى روما) نستمتع برواية رومانسية جميلة، يكدّرها نيرون قيصر روما!.

تتداخل السياسة والمنافسة لنيل الحظوة لدى قيصر روما بين المحيطين والمقربين منه بالتملق والنفاق وكيد الدسائس،

(وَإِذۡ قَالَ رَبُّكَ لِلۡمَلَـٰۤىِٕكَةِ إِنِّی جَاعِلࣱ فِی ٱلۡأَرۡضِ خَلِیفَةࣰۖ قَالُوۤا۟ أَتَجۡعَلُ فِیهَا مَن یُفۡسِدُ فِیهَا وَیَسۡفِكُ ٱلدِّمَاۤءَ وَنَحۡنُ نُسَبِّحُ بِحَمۡدِكَ وَنُقَدِّسُ لَكَۖ قَالَ إِنِّیۤ أَعۡلَمُ مَا لَا تَعۡلَمُونَ)

منذ بدء الخلق، و ابن آدم شيمته سفك الدماء، والمعاداة، على

حينما بدأت في قراءة الرواية لم أكن أتصور أن توجد رواية تاريخية بهذا الجمال والروعة والكمال الأدبي، لم أكن أتوقع أن تخبئ لي هذه الرواية ذات ال ٨٠٠ صفحة أجمل قصة حبّ قرأتها ذات يوم وأصفى درجات العشق، قلت لنفسي حين فتحت الرواية للتو كيف سأنهي ٨٠٠ صفحة، سأصاب بالممل بلا شك وربما سأتوقف عن قراءتها قبل أن

Quō vādis?

عبارة لاتينية تعني إلى أين أنت ذاهب؟
دعني أخبرك بقصة هذه الجملة.
كانت روما هي المقصد لتصبح منارة المسيحية للعالم، وعندما اشتد الاضطهاد في عهد نيرون مدمر روما، طلب المسيحيون من الحواري بطرس الهرب والنجاة لكي لا تضيع التعاليم المسيحية، رجوه أن يهرب بعيداً عن الموت والجثث المصلوبة والمنهوشة من

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.

رواية #كوفاديس #هنريك_شنكوفيتش
قراءة #أيمن_العتوم

رواية دَسِمة، مليئة بالأحداث، مُدهِشة، حارقة، وقادرة على أن تحتفظ بأنفاسِكَ اللاهثة من أوّلها إلى آخرها عبرَ رحلةٍ مليئةٍ بالمُغامرات تستمرّ ما يقرب من 800 صفحة. صادرة عن دار المدى في بيروت وبغداد في طبعتها الأولى عام 2016م.
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Quo Vadis
Henry 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

(Book 795 from 1001 books) - Quo Vadis: A Narrative of the Time of Nero = Quo Vadis, Henryk Sienkiewicz

Quo Vadis: A Narrative of the Time of Nero, commonly known as Quo Vadis, is a historical novel written by Henryk Sienkiewicz in Polish. "Quo vadis, Domine?" is Latin for "Where are you going, Lord?

رمان های تاریخی :ادبیات در کنار تاریخ قرار می گیرد و در هم می آمیزند و خواننده قرن ها قبل را بر پرده خیال می نگرد

در کتاب "سينوهه پزشک مخصوص فرعون" خواندم كه انسان ها عوض نمي شوند و هميشه تاريخ تكرار مي شود
هيتلر و صدام حسین و دیگر دیکتاتورها نمونه های دیگری از نرون و خوشيفتگي و جناياتش هستند

:این جم

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