CANCELED Lecture - Nerone, l’incendio (The fire)
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About the Event
Nero Claudio Cesare Augusto Germanico, also known as Lucio Domizio Enobarbo and better known simply as Nero, was the fifth Roman emperor. The last one belonging to the Giulio-Claudia dynasty.
Nero was one of the most beloved and at the same time hated emperors (37-68 a.c.). He was, perhaps, the most contradictory character in the history of ancient Rome. He was a matricide, a megalomaniac and cruel despot but, at the same time, loved by the people for the fiscal and monetary reform that gave advantages to the poorest. He was the persecutor of Christians that were accused of the fire that flared up in Rome on July 19, 64 b.c.. The fire lasted six days and destroyed most of the city. Nero reigned over the Romans for 13 years, and with his death started the first great crisis for the empire succession.