The Altar of Victory
In the books of the unique series by the publishing house named after Strelbitsky 'Russian Historic Novel' the pages of history come alive, starting with the Ancient times and till nowadays. 'The Altar of Victory' - is a work by Russian poet, prose writer, playwright and critic V. Y. Bryusov (1873 - 1924). The setting takes place in the IV century in Rome. The basis of the plot - is a famous story with the carrying-out from the building of the Roman Senate the antique place of worship the Altar of Victory. The polemics round this event, which became one of the symbolic acts of consolidation of Christianity, served the author the reason for the detailed description of the controversies between Christians and the supporters of the ancient religion.
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