Zenobia, Queen of Palmira, revolts against Rome and defeats the Roman troops under the command of the consul Marcus Valerius. Forced into slavery and tortured in the cross, Marcus manages to escape, and come to the presence of the queen, offering her his services. They fall in love, which complicates his task, and his loyalty towards Rome. Marcus will help the Romans to conquer her territory, but he will also save her life from a coup led by the treacherous Zemanzius. Written by
SEE! THE DESTRUCTION OF A MIGHTY PAGAN EMPIRE
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Julianus, Roman Centurian
Tell me, have you news of the Consul Valerius? They haven't killed him yet, have they, Bathsheba?
Bathsheba, the Vestal
Worse. He's a slave in the mines.
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Music by Dominic Frontiere
Lyrics by Milton Raskin
Sung by Bill Lee
Played by the Al Simms Sextet See more