By Paul L. Maier
A madman who murders his means into energy lusts for ever-greater glory and domination. A capital urban awash with corruption, sensuality, and political intrigue is on the flash element. And stuck among the crushing currents of heritage are a brand new yet becoming spiritual workforce referred to as the fans of ways. Award-winning historian and best-selling writer Paul L. Maier has created a compelling form of documentary fiction, utilizing in basic terms identified historic occasions and folks to convey to existence first-century Rome in all its extra, treachery, and madness. this can be the Rome that the apostle Paul visits, the place he’s put on trial, and that's eternally replaced through his testimony and witness. Maier takes readers into the court of imperial justice and into the houses of the folks suffering from the recent religion they’ve encountered to solutions questions corresponding to: How did Christianity first succeed in Rome? Why did Paul need to wait years for trial and used to be he condemned or let out? Why does the recent testomony account in Acts finish so all at once? Who set fireplace to Rome and why did Nero persecute Christians so horribly? Following the the relatives of Flavius Sabinus, mayor of Rome less than Nero Maier captures the entire drama and pressure of the political conflicts that precede and stick with the nice hearth of Rome, and the epic political and non secular clashes of the world’s capital. this can be the sensational tale of pagans at their worst—and Christians at their most sensible. Readers won’t are looking to positioned it down.
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If they fear for their wives then even the deer — cowering creatures — initiate battle and with lowing they signal the passion aroused in them. Then the wild boar sharpens his damaging tusks, frothing all over his face; then the forests are groaning with animal noises. The Phoenician lions shake their necks aroused by love. Love-struck stripy tigers terrify the dusky Indians. The monster of the violent sea, too, falls in love, and even elephants. Nature takes revenge on them all, and nothing is safe, and hatred is dead, when love gives commands; old resentments yield to the ﬁres of love.
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Theseus But what is her motive? Why die when her husband is back? nurse That is the very reason she wants an early death. theseus Your puzzling words must hide some mystery. Reveal the truth! What is she upset about? nurse She will tell nobody. She hides her sorrow: 860 determined to take her secret with her to the grave. So hurry, hurry, please! Now is the time for speed. theseus Unlatch the doors and open up the palace! O wife, companion of my marriage bed, is this the way you welcome the man you longed for, now you ﬁnally see his face?