Young Cabiria is kidnapped by pirates, during an eruption of Mount Etna and is sold as a slave in Carthage. When she is prepared to be sacrificed to god Moloch, the giant slave, Maciste shows up to save her, together with his master, a Roman noble.
The story is partially based on the historical novel Salammbô, first published in 1862, written by the French novelist, Gustave Flaubert. Would you like to read the book?
Major accolades received by Cabiria (1914)
- Featured in Roger Ebert’s Great Movies list.
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Gustave Flaubert: Salammbô
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