27_Nero_Stoics

27_Nero_Stoics - Nero Claudius Drusus Germanicus Caesar...

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Nero Claudius Drusus Germanicus Caesar Augustus ( 37 - 68 AD )
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Octavia Livia == Augustus Antonia == Drusus Tiberius == Julia == Agrippa G e r m a n i c u s == Agrippina Sr. Agrippina Jr. Caligula NERO
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Nero Agrippina
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AGRIPP [INA] AVG [USTA] DIVI CLAVD [I] NERONIS CAES [ARIS] MATER “Agrippina Augusta, the mother of the deified Claudius Nero Caesar”
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Domus Aurea (“Golden House”), 125 acres 120 ft statue
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Nero’s porphyry bathtub
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54-62 : only four executions 64 : fire destroys 10 out of 14 “regions”: Nero builds Domus Aurea but also helps the homeless 65 : “Piso conspiracy”: 19 aristocrats executed Sept 66 - Jan 68 : Nero’s “tour of Greece”: 1808 prizes for sports, music, and acting!
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Suetonius, Nero, 25 on January 68 AD : [When he returned to] Rome, Nero rode in the chariot which Augustus had used in his military triumphs in the past, and he wore a purple robe and a Greek cloak adorned with stars of gold, bearing on his head the Olympic crown and in his right hand the Pythian crown , while the rest were carried before him with inscriptions telling where he had won them and against which competitors, and giving the titles of the songs or of the subject of the plays. His car was followed by his “ cheerleaders ” as by the escort of a triumphal procession, who shouted that they were the attendants of Augustus and the soldiers of his triumph . Then
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