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  1. Jun 5, 2024 · Nero (born December 15, 37 ce, Antium, Latium—died June 9, 68, Rome) was the fifth Roman emperor (54–68 ce ), stepson and heir of the emperor Claudius. He became infamous for his personal debaucheries and extravagances and, on doubtful evidence, for his burning of Rome and persecutions of Christians.

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  2. A revolt in the northern territories quickly spread and the Senate declared Nero a public enemy. This meant that anyone could kill him without punishment. Terrified, Nero fled to the country with ...

  3. Meanwhile, the revolt spread and the legions made Galba emperor. The Senate condemned Nero to die a slave’s death: on a cross and under the whip. The Praetorian Guard, his palace guard, abandoned him, and his freedmen left to embark on the ships he kept in readiness at Ostia, the port of Rome. Nero was obliged to flee the city.

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    Nero won every contest in which he was a competitor. During the games Nero sang and played his lyre on stage, acted in tragedies and raced chariots. He won a 10-horse chariot race, despite being thrown from the chariot and leaving the race. He was crowned on the basis that he would have won if he had completed the race.

  5. Nov 9, 2009 · Nero Claudius Caesar (37-68 A.D.) was one of Rome’s most infamous emperors, who ruled from 54 A.D. until his death by suicide 14 years later. Emperor Nero is best known for his debauchery ...

  6. 1. Nero became Roman Emperor aged just 16. When he came to power in 54 AD, the Roman Empire was vast. It stretched from Spain in the west to Britain in the north, and Syria in the east. The first ...

  7. The revolt of Vindex has often been seen as a national movement. for Gallic independence, or at least in Professor Syme's words, as « a native insurrection against the Roman power ». Schiller, who held the more extreme of these views, depicted Nero's fall as an almost fortuitous aftermath, brought on by his own timidity and indecisiveness.

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