galley slave


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galley slave

a criminal or slave condemned to row in a galley
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Messala duly condemns Ben-Hur to hard labour as a galley slave.
But in the new "Ben-Hur," when you watch the English actor Jack Huston take on the role of Judah Ben-Hur, the wealthy Jerusalem prince who is stripped by the Romans of his home and family and turned into a galley slave, you feel nothing primal in his presence.
The sequence about how a Jewish prince of Jerusalem, Judah Ben-Hur, faces humiliation and torture as a galley slave rowing Roman war ships (a punishment meted out to him after he falls out with Messala, a general in the Roman Army which was then occupying Jerusalem) is terrifyingly powerful.
Messala, at Pilate's command, sentences Judah to life as a galley slave rowing Roman ships and sends Tirzah and Naomi to prison.
For years I thought Ben-Hur ended up as a galley slave, then one year I'm out after Mass talking to other lads going, "chariot race , what ***ing chariot race".
Whether depicting the ritual firing of a treasure-laden funeral ship or the grueling daily grind of Yarvi's stint as a galley slave, the author's economical voice gives a clear and unsentimental account of events sordid, beautiful, or, often, a blend of the two.
There was further drama in the race, won by Richard Ford-trained Makellys Blackpool, as favourite Galley Slave took a heavy fall at the third.
Tutor, priest, bodyguard, rebel, Protestant minister, galley slave, exile, a leader of the Protestant Reformation, and founder of Presbyterianism: John Knox's influence on the political and religious groundswells of 16th century England and Scotland reverberate in Protestant theology, music, and social conscience these 500 years later.
Knox was taken prisoner, and thus began his life as a galley slave.
The third individual was the Huguenot minister Elie Neau, whose exposure to Camisards during six years as a galley slave colored his later writing and teachings in New York.
All these eight years I've been toiling like a galley slave, with every ounce of my strength.
And lastly, highlighting the "Camisard sympathies" (107) of a former galley slave, Randall shows how Neau's refugee piety, again with the support of Mather, influenced Huguenot communities throughout the British colonies.