OPINION: Why Italians don't care about Jennifer Afflecks decision

I watched one of my favorite movies the other night, “Quo Vadis.”

Despite the cheesy costumes and over the top acting, it has important historical value, in that it describes a critical but faded episode of inhumanity: The persecution of Christians. We know about it, we have some vague memories of the people who had to dance around the lions in the Colosseum, but the events are generally filed under “news too old to care about.”

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