For example, Nero promoted the exploration of the Nile river sources with a successful expedition. Facing execution, he committed suicide. Nero Claudius Caesar Drusus Germanicus. According to Suetonius the gymnastic contests were held in the Saepta area of the Campus Martius.
He was supported by the Parthians, who only reluctantly gave him up,  and the matter almost came to war. It says the slayer of his mother, who himself this king, will persecute the plant which the Twelve Apostles of the Beloved have planted. After sleeping, he awoke at about midnight to find the palace guard had left.
An agreement was thereafter reached with the Parthians: Through Octavia, he was the grand-nephew of Caesar Augustus. In 54, Agrippina tried to sit down next to Nero while he met with an Armenian envoy, but Seneca stopped her and prevented a scandalous scene.
To the Romans these antics seemed to be scandalous breaches of civic dignity and decorum.
He, his wife Caesonia and their infant daughter Julia Drusilla were murdered in A handful of other sources also add a limited and varying perspective on Nero.
It is uncertain who or what actually caused the fire—whether accident or arson. His enthusiasm for Greek culture also prompted him to free a number of Greek cities in honour of their glorious past.
He ordered public games to be held every five years in Rome and trained as an athlete himself, competing as a charioteer. To find the necessary funds for the reconstruction, tributes were imposed on the provinces of the empire. This Sporus, decked out with the finery of the empresses and riding in a litter, he took with him to the courts and marts of Greece, and later at Rome through the Street of the Images, fondly kissing him from time to time.
The civil war during the Year of the Four Emperors was described by ancient historians as a troubling period.
Of the Twelve one will be delivered into his hands. He erected the large Domus Aurea. Varner, over fifty such images survive.
Early reign Agrippina immediately eliminated the powerful freedman Narcissuswho had always opposed her aims. Augustine of Hippo wrote of the legend as a popular belief in A few years before his death, Domitius had been involved in a political scandal that, according to Malitz, "could have cost him his life if Tiberius had not died in the year All the arrows landed in the city.
Pliny has one of the worst opinions of Nero and calls him an "enemy of mankind.
The fire started at the southeastern end of the Circus Maximus in shops selling flammable goods. In this he was aided by his private secretary, Epaphroditos.
His uncle Claudius adopted him in 50 c. Nero even dreamed of abandoning the throne of Rome in order to fulfill his poetical and musical gifts, though he did not act on these puerile ambitions.
During the games Nero sang and played his lyre on stage, acted in tragedies and raced chariots. Accordingly, an arrest was first made of all who pleaded guilty; then, upon their information, an immense multitude was convicted, not so much of the crime of firing the city, as of hatred against mankind.
Politically isolated, Seneca was forced to retire. Upon going to their chambers personally, he found them all abandoned. It would be 30 years before Rome had another emperor, Trajan, who would rule as long as Nero had.
Nero was criticised as being obsessed with being popular. Several other accounts have Paul surviving his two years in Rome and traveling to Hispania.
Losing his nerve, he first begged for one of his companions to set an example by first killing themself. When one of the horsemen entered, upon his seeing Nero all but dead he attempted to stanch the bleeding.
Nero is portrayed as a tyrant, but those that replace him are not described as better. Portions of his biography of Nero appear sensational and modern scholarship questions the full accuracy of his writings. The historical evidence of the Talmud thus appears faulty with respect to Nero.Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus, (died 31 bc), Roman general who became one of the chief partisans of Mark Antony after Antony defeated the assassins of Julius Caesar.
With his father, Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus, he had been a member of the group that in 49 bc made an unsuccessful attempt to prevent Caesar from seizing power.
Father - Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus; Mother - Agrippina the Younger; Nero and Agrippina. Nero’s mother, Agrippina, was the younger sister of the mad emperor Caligula. Ambitious and amoral, Agrippina maneuvered to marry her uncle Claudius in AD 49, and see her son Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus named heir, taking the new name Nero Claudius Caesar.
Nero, in full Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, also called (50–54 ce) Nero Claudius Drusus Germanicus, original name Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus, (born December 15, 37 ce, Antium, Latium—died June 9, 68, Rome), the fifth Roman emperor (54–68 ce).
Nero was born with the name Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus on 15 December, AD 37, in Antium, near Rome. He was the only son of Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus and Agrippina the Younger, sister of emperor Caligula. Nero (37 AD - 68 AD) He was born as Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus, but is more commonly known as Nero.
He could be known as one of Rome's most influential leaders as well as being a depraved tyrant. Nero was born in Autium, where he grew up with his mother, /5(9). Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus, the future Nero, was born on 15 December 37 in Antium (modern Anzio and Nettuno), near Rome. He was the only son of Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus and Agrippina the Younger, sister of Emperor Caligula.Download