This novel takes as its topic the persecution of Christians under the Roman Emperor Vespasian (69 AD to 79 AD).
the Jewish slave, is aghast when he realizes
he has betrayed Sabinus, an outlawed Roman
officer, under torture, while his fellow slave,
a Christian, remained steadfast. He is converted
and devotes himself to Sabinus' family."
Sabinus & Eponina, derived from Plutarch
& connected with the history of Flavius
Clemens, one of the early martyrs. Sabinus
is accused of joining with the enemies of
Rome & condemned to death by Vespasian."