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This Day in Ancient History- Nero

By December 15, 2013

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On This Day in Ancient History, in A.D. 37, the future Roman emperor Nero was born. Nero was the last of the Julio-Claudian emperors, that most important family of Rome that produced the first five emperors (Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, and Nero). Nero is notorious for watching while Rome burned and then using the devastated area for his own luxurious palace and blaming the conflagration on the Christians, whom he then persecuted.

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December 15, 2010 at 9:11 am
(1) mike says:

I understand that the “rape” of the Sabines took place on this date, anybody know anything about this?

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