Curators' Tour of Nero: The Man Behind the Myth - The British Museum


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"Exhibition curators, Thorsten Opper and Francesca Bologna, takes us on an in-depth tour of the latest exhibition at the British Museum - Nero: The man behind the myth. The show challenges the traditional view of the emperor as a ruthless and eccentric tyrant, and follows the young ruler as he navigated a divided society and momentous events in the history of Rome." from video introduction.


"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), fifth Romanemperor (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." from Nero Roman emperor

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