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Virginius (1909)

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The Roman citizens are cheering for their Decemvir, Appius Claudius, and his friend, Caius Claudius, leader of the soldiers, when Dentatus, an old Roman general, scoffs at their ... See full summary »

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Maurice Costello
Earle Williams
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The Roman citizens are cheering for their Decemvir, Appius Claudius, and his friend, Caius Claudius, leader of the soldiers, when Dentatus, an old Roman general, scoffs at their inexperienced leader. The citizens rush upon Dentatus, to kill him, but he is saved by Ieilius, a young Roman. Virginius' House. Virginius enters with his only daughter, Virginia, and discovers by a picture that she has painted that she is in love with Ieilius. Virginius consents to their union and betrothes them in presence of his brother, Munitorius, and the old nurse of Virginia, Servia, and Virginius' old friend, Dentatus. Virginius is called to the wars. Caius Claudius is defeated in battle and comes back in despair and tells Appius the news. Appius Claudius persuades old Dentatus to lead the soldiers in battle, hoping secretly that he will be killed. Appius sees Virginia and falls in love with her. He persuades Caius Claudius to claim her as his slave. Caius seizes Virginia in the streets of Rome and ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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