A Conversation for Nero - Roman Emperor (37 AD - 68 AD)


Post 1


Nice entry-and a welcome assistance for my Latin homeworksmiley - biggrin

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.smiley - erm It is true that he purposely delayed a response to contain the fire so he could have space for his 'golden house'.


Post 2


I'm glad you enjoyed the entry, Fufidius.

That's why it says that Suetonius and Tacitus 'reported' as such.smiley - winkeye 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.


Post 3


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! smiley - winkeye)

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