While Rome Burned….

I’m pretty sure everyone knows who Nero was — he was the emperor who “fiddled while Rome burned” — although whether he actually fiddled or simply procrastinated while the great fire of Rome razed most of the city to the ground is open to dispute. But everyone pretty much agrees that Nero was a fairly […]

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The Burning of Rome

Nero was the last emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, and he died on this day in A.D. 68.  While Claudius, his immediate predecessor, brought stability and sanity back to the empire, and Julius Caeser himself made the empire great, Nero’s rule was not distinguished. He was a lacklustre leader, and a persecutor of Christians.  He

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