Nero and the Burning of Rome (1908)

Arrival of the Christian Slaves: The captives are brought before Nero. He chooses one fair maiden to serve in his palace. The others are condemned to death for a Roman holiday. In the ... See full summary »

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Edwin S. Porter

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Arrival of the Christian Slaves: The captives are brought before Nero. He chooses one fair maiden to serve in his palace. The others are condemned to death for a Roman holiday. In the Palace of Nero: Nero seated on his throne, drinking to the heathen gods. The Christian slave brings in some wine. He bids her dance for him. He is fascinated. She recoils from him. Orders her lashed. She is saved by a Roman captain, Flavius. The latter falls in love with her. Diana or Christ: The feast to Diana. Nero reclining on his couch. Fair young maidens dancing and offering incense on the altar of Diana. The last of the dancers is the Christian maiden. Refuses to give up her faith for pagan Rome. Nero in rage orders her put to death. Flavius tries to persuade her to give up her Christian faith; she refuses. He buys her from Nero as his slave, then sets her free. The Home of Peter: The freed Christian maiden tells Peter all that has happened. Flavius visits her often. She endeavors to convert him to... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 1908 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Néró felgyújtja Rómát See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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