The classic saga of the Roman Empire
From a thrilling sea battle to its famous chariot race to the agony of the Crucifixion, this is the epic tale of a prince who became a slave and by a twist of fate and his own skill-won a chance at freedom.
The elders of Lycovrissi gather to select principles for the Passion Play. Among the villagers, Manolios is chosen to play Christ and Katerina is to play Mary. As this passionate story evolves they begin to change. Then there is a murder, and Manolios believes he must offer himself as sacrifice.
A Roman soldier, Marcellus, wins Christ's robe as a gambling prize. He then sets forth on a quest to find the truth about the Nazarene's robe-a quest that reaches to the very roots and heart of Christianity and is set against the vividly limned background of ancient Rome. Here is a timeless story of adventure, faith, and romance, a tale of spiritual longing and ultimate redemption.
This story follows the course of events that led Pilate to proclaim the death sentence of Jesus, and traces the fortune of Cassius, a Roman soldier, who witnessed the resurrection and is finally joined to the new faith.