While Rome Burned….

"Stockholm - Antikengalerie 4 - Büste Kaiser Galba" by Wolfgang Sauber - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Stockholm_-_Antikengalerie_4_-_B%C3%BCste_Kaiser_Galba.jpg#/media/File:Stockholm_-_Antikengalerie_4_-_B%C3%BCste_Kaiser_Galba.jpg 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

2016-01-15T04:22:14-07:00Friday, January 15, 2016|Categories: Historical Stuff|Tags: , , |

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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