Nero

Nero

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by Edward Champlin
     
 

The Roman emperor Nero is remembered by history as the vain and immoral monster who fiddled while Rome burned. He murdered his younger brother and rival to the throne, probably at his mother's prompting. He then murdered his mother, with whom he may have slept. He ordered the spectacular punishment of Christians for the burning of Rome, many of whom were burned as… See more details below

Overview

The Roman emperor Nero is remembered by history as the vain and immoral monster who fiddled while Rome burned. He murdered his younger brother and rival to the throne, probably at his mother's prompting. He then murdered his mother, with whom he may have slept. He ordered the spectacular punishment of Christians for the burning of Rome, many of whom were burned as human torches to light up his gardens at night. Edward Champlin reinterprets Nero's enormities on their own terms, as the self-conscious performances of an imperial actor with a formidable grasp of Roman history and mythology and a canny sense of his audience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674018228
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
653,712
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Once and Future King

2. Stories and Histories

3. Portrait of the Artist

4. The Power of Myth

5. Shining Apollo

6. Saturnalia

7. One House

8. Triumph

Epilogue

Note on Sources

Bibliography

Notes

Acknowledgments

Illustration Credits

Index

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