Claus Valerius, a Roman patrician, wounded at the head of his Legion, came to his country home to recuperate, accompanied by his friend Epicurus, an old Roman voluptuary. Loitering about ... See full summary »

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Caius Valerius
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The Slave Girl
Nick Cogley ...
Epicurus
Frank Clark ...
Caligula (as Frank M. Clark)
Fred Huntley ...
Old Christian Apostle / Soldier of Caligula
Frank Garcia ...
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Claus Valerius, a Roman patrician, wounded at the head of his Legion, came to his country home to recuperate, accompanied by his friend Epicurus, an old Roman voluptuary. Loitering about his beautiful grounds one day, he came upon one of his servants, a young female slave, so deeply engrossed in reading from a scroll that she was entirely unconscious of his presence Curious at seeing so much knowledge in a young girl, he asked her to read her tablets and found her to belong to that strange new sect called Christians. He talked much with her and became interested as the beauties of her faith were unfolded to him, and he realized its spirituality and unselfishness, especially when contrasted with the sodden materialism of old Epicurus, who wished to have her whipped. One day as he slept on a bench in the garden, a great tarantula crept fearfully close to his neck. The slave girl, at the risk of her life, dashed it to the ground and more than ever Valerius wondered at the Christian ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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3 July 1911 (USA)  »

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