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Feeding Christians to the Lions
When Hollywood does history, historians often cringe. Their disappointment may stem from botched detail, fundamental misconceptions, or even just near misses. From the movies Quo Vadis, to Ben Hur, to Gladiator, the Hollywood trend when taking us to ancient Rome has been to toss Christians to the Lions. The Romans are portrayed as ruthless and barbaric; the Christians innocent martyrs. What's wrong with this picture, and these pictures, on today's Thinking Aloud with John Hall from BYU's Classics and Comparative Literature department.—Original airdate: 8/31/2009

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