Quintus Arrius (Ben-Hur)
Quintus Arrius is a fictional character from Lew Wallace's 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. He is a Roman warship commander whom Judah Ben-Hur saves from drowning. After they are rescued, Arrius is informed that his fleet won the battle, and is lauded for his victory. Arrius subsequently adopts Judah as his son, making him a freedman, a Roman citizen, and Arrius’s heir.
- Wallace, Ben-Hur (1880), p. 135, 160–62, and 166–67.
- Simon Heffer (31 July 2016). "Jack Hawkins: The man who won the war in black and white". telegraph.co.uk. The Telegraph. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
many will recall his role in Ben Hur
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