Episode #2 – Did Nero Really Fiddle as Rome Burned?

The “Great Fire” of 64 AD was the 9/11 of the ancient world, complete with it’s own “truther” conspiracy. Could Emperor Nero actually have been behind the great fire? Did he play the fiddle as Rome burned? Listen and find out how murderous oarsmen, zombie emperors, human street lamps, the number of the beast, and something called “pseudo-neros” all fit into the story!

Works Cited

Champlin, Edward. Nero. Cambridge, MA: Belknap, 2005. Print.

Cronin, Vincent. Nero. London: Stacey International, 2010. Print.

Holland, Richard. Nero: The Man behind the Myth. Stroud: Sutton, 2000. Print.

Josephus, Flavius, and William Whiston. The Works of Josephus: Complete and Unabridged. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2008. Print.

Suetonius, Alexander Thomson, and Thomas Forester. The Lives of the Twelve Caesars, Complete. Australia?: Emereo, 2012. Print.

Tacitus, Cornelius, Alfred John Church, William Jackson Brodribb, and Moses Hadas. Complete Works of Tacitus. New York: Modern Library, 2008. Print.