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    Scholar Tamsyn Barton continues with a critical examination of Suetonius, declaring that the ancient historian was more of a rhetorician than a non-biased scholar. Throughout her essay “The inventio of Nero: Suetonius,” Barton points out Suetonius employed a known rhetorical mode of writing, which was used for criticizing politicians in ancient Rome. Therefore, the people of Rome would have understood Suetonius’ words were not meant to be taken as factual information on the emperors’ lives. Barton states there existed two types of writing styles in Roman literature, encomium and invective. While encomium writing praised the subject of the piece, invective literature criticized whoever was the focus of the text. Barton believes Suetonius’ The…

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    Emperor Nero Around 54 AD, the Roman empire was enjoying the Pax Romana, or Roman Peace, a time when outside enemies were not a threat and the arts flourished. However, this peace did not last long when Emperor Nero came into the picture. Emperor Nero was the most destructive of the ancient Roman emperors of the Julian-Claudian dynasty. The Julian-Claudian dynasty was filled with exceptional and disastrous rulers, but Nero stood out in his lasting negative effects. Julius Caesar was the first…

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    assassination of Julius Caesar. From here, Rome had many emperors, leading Rome to expand even further than the Republic. Many of these great emperors were just that; great. Others were corrupt or entirely insane. Ruling between 54 C.E and 68 C.E, Emperor Nero was a compulsive and corrupt leader during the early years of the Roman Empire. Nero was born on December 15, 37 C.E to his father Domitius. At the age of two, Emperor Caligula exiled his own sister and Nero 's mother Agrippina the…

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    scale. A good example of this is Nero, the last of the Julio-Claudian emperors of Rome. Nero’s legend was truly a product of his mother. Telling Nero’s story would be impossible without including his mother’s doings. Nero and his mother changed Rome both physically and mentally as well as in good ways and bad. In order to properly understand Nero, his history must first be understood. Nero, or Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus,…

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    It is said that "Rome burned while Nero fiddled." In 64 AD, when he was in control of the Roman Empire, Nero asked the Senate for a plot of land upon which he could build his masterpiece, the Domus Aurea, or the Golden House. The Senate denied his proposal; this angered the emperor to no end, and soon after, the exact place which he was refused mysteriously burned to the ground. Only four of Rome's fourteen districts were not damaged by the flames. Immediately, the citizens of Rome suspected…

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    Nero’s rule over the empire wasn’t ideal from his first day, to his suicide 14 years later. There were two key events that really put Nero apart from his other fellow emperors. The first one was a fire that burned down three of Rome’s twelve districts. Rumor quickly spread that the emperor himself had started it to clear more land, but he quickly denied the accusations and put members of the Christian religion to death by fire. Riots, economy issues, and ignoring overseas problems added to the…

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    Embodiment of a True Leader Exceptional leaders have come from many different backgrounds and have existed in many different time periods, but they always share a few traits that distinguish them from the rest. The same goes for not so great leaders while they may share some of the traits mentioned before by not possessing as little as one of the aforementioned traits they earn their place among the most notorious leaders of all time. The leaders I will discuss, in chronological order are…

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    They could own land, have religious freedom, and have political freedom. They had much power in Celtic. But the Romans disagreed with this concept. Many of her rights were taken away, and this is the backstory of how it got to this point of the decision to fight. You may ask, “How did the Romans take power from Boudicca’s daughters?” Nero declared that no power was to be given to the two daughters because he didn’t want them taking over power from inheritance. I think that he just wanted the…

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    Christianity in Rome was persecuted in its start for several reasons including that it was a threat to the Pax Romana, and it was an easy target to use as a scapegoat. For example, The Life of Tiberius Caesar, written in 100 CE by Suetonius states the persecution of Christians by an emperor “He abolished foreign cults [from Rome], especially the Egyptian and the Jewish rites, compelling all who were addicted to such superstitions to burn their religious vestments and all their paraphernalia.”…

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    Rome has had some really crazy emperors. I mean that 's what happens when you repeatedly sleep with family right ? There are many examples such as Nero, Tiberius , Augustus etc. Caligula and Claudius are just two of the many examples of crazy weird emperors that has been on the throne surprisingly they are related. Let 's go in chronological order and talk about Caligula first. He ruled Rome from 37-41 AD. He was liked by not only the people but the senators as well. I mean I would like…

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