Nero's Legacy

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Nero was born in Antium (Anzio) on December 15th, A.D. 37 (Roman-Empire, Nero-index). When he was two years old his mother was exiled to the Islands of Pontian, by Caligula (Funtriva, Nero). Nero’s real name was Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus (Funtriva, Nero), then took the name Nero Claudius after he was adopted by Claudius Caesar (AncientHistory, Nero). Nero’s father 's name was Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus but he died in A.D. 38(The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica). Nero Was taught and given a very good education by the philosopher named Seneca, Seneca is a major philosophical figure of the Roman Imperial Period(Vogt, Katja). Nero came to the throne at the age of 17, because the death of Agrippina’s son, but as soon as the event was made public, Nero went to the courtyard, on high gaud himself, between the hours of 6 and 7 o’clock(not sure if it was am or pm), because the omens were so disastrous that no earlier time of the day was judged properly(N.S. Gill). Some of the good things that Nero did as an emperor were, that he reduced taxes, he gave impoverished senators better pay, and Suetonius says Nero devied a method of forgery prevention, and he replaced public banquetes with grain distribution(N.S. Gill; AncientHistory, Nero).…show more content…
There are really two sides of Nero, because he poisoned Britannicus for doing him wrong, he killed Christians in many ways, he beheaded them, burned them at the stake, crucifixion, Christian victims were even dressed to reenact the deaths of mythical beings, like Hercules burned on a pyre and Icarus fell from the sky, also he had loins and wild beast come and eat them alive, some were put upon a stake and covered in pitch and set on fire to light his garden at night, and he put a stake in some Christians recdum and let them slowly slide down the stake to eventually kill them and not to mention he did while he was eating(Funtriva, Nero; MyInterestingFacts 10 Interesting Nero
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