A Conversation for Nero - Roman Emperor (37 AD - 68 AD)
Fufidius Started conversation May 3, 2006
Nice entry-and a welcome assistance for my Latin homework
There's one change I'd like to suggest:
"However, the historians Suetonius and Tacitus report that, instead of taking charge and attempting to put a stop to the disaster, Nero stood on the roof of his palace and sang a song called 'The Capture of Troy'."
In truth, Nero wasn't even at Rome during the fire. Unfortunately, Suetonius, one of our best sources for this subject, had a thing for scandals. It is true that he purposely delayed a response to contain the fire so he could have space for his 'golden house'.
echomikeromeo Posted May 3, 2006
I'm glad you enjoyed the entry, Fufidius.
That's why it says that Suetonius and Tacitus 'reported' as such. Those Roman historians liked a story better than the truth, so we'll never really know for sure what happened back then. Of course, the same could be said for any period in history.
Fufidius Posted May 3, 2006
Fair enough, though you might want to put in something about Nero not being there.
(Hey! I hear the president of Mrflgistan just married an three-headed space alien Elvis clone! )
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