Legends never die: Ben Hur

Amazon just announced the release of Lew Wallace’s book “Ben Hur” in Kindle Edition (e-book). Most of the people today, do not relate with the novel but with the motion picture of Ben Hur by William Wyler (1959 film), starting Charlton Heston in the title role, that turned out to be a smashing hit winning a record of 11 Academy Awards, and earned more than 90$ million totally to Metro Goldwyn Mayer. Stay tuned to Naro.gr (http://www.naro.gr/ειδησεις/ψυχαγωγία.html ) for all the latest news about Music, cinema, arts, theatre, travel, books and many more.

The plot takes place in 26 AD in Jerusalem. Prince Judah Ben Hur, is a  noble & wealthy merchant. His childhood friend Messala returns to Jerusalem as the new commanding officer of the Roman garrison. The later, is portrayed as over-ambitious and eager to earn himself higher ranks in the Roman army, by suppressing a potential Jewish revolt. The two friends meet, but they discover that they do not share so…

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