Quo vadis, Domine?

According to the Legend Aurea of Jacobus da Voragine, published in the thirteenth century, near the Chapel Quo vadis, Domine? in Rome, on the Via Appia, Peter saw again Jesus, after 30 years from his crucifixion, Peter was ready to flee from Rome for escaping from martyrdom. Peter asked Jesus: Quo vadis, Domine? , Where you are going, my Lord? and Jesus answered: Eo Romam crucifigi iterum, I came to Rome to be crucified again. Being ashamed of his behaviour and lack of courage, Peter returned to Rome and received the martyrdom.

Quo vadis is the title of a historical novel written by Henryk Sienkiewicz, for which, in 1905, he was awarded with the Nobel Prize.

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