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10.05.09 Tacitus Seneca Page 339 – Seneca rarly visits rome is not true, more like he is a rare site around the city Chapter 14 o Nero beings his famous career as a performer o Page 360 o Nero wants a bigger public to see him 362-366 Great Fire at Rome o Suetonius is convinced Nero burned Tome o Tacitus claims he is not sure o Tacitus reminds us of a bad rumor, Secena had gone back to his Palace to sing while Rome burns o 10 out of the 14 districts were destroyed o Augustus divided Rome into 14 administrative districts o Nero takes advantage of this fire, he built a new palace “nero’s golden house” o In aditiion to the Palace, Nero rebuilt the city itself, with straight roads, and had limitations on houses. Had regulations that sound very modern
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Unformatted text preview: o Negative opinions Tacitus has about Christians, Christianity is called a deadly superstition o Christians were in Rome at the time of Nero, o Nero blamed the Christians of starting the fire, accused them of Arson, he arrested them and put them to death o Tactitus said they did not start the fire, but he says they deserved Chapter 15 • Page 368 • Piso; Piso was very popular among the masses • Piso was a good speaker and good friend • His character was bad, had bad morals • Women join in the plot against Piso • Freedman goes to nero with the knife we was supposed to sharpen • Nero gives an interrogation of the men and finds that there is something going on • Senaca’a death •...
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