critical study of the sources of the history of the Emperor Nero

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The Emperor Nero. Book Description: Nero's reign (AD ) witnessed some of the most memorable events in Roman history, such as the rebellion of Boudica and the first persecution of the Critical study of the sources of the history of the Emperor Nero book to mention Nero's murder of his mother, his tyranny and extravagance, and his suicide, which plunged the empire into civil war.

The Emperor Nero gathers into a single collection the major sources for. A critical study of the sources of the history of the Emperor Nero by Jahn, John Nicholas HenryPages:   The Emperor Nero features clear, contemporary translations of key literary sources along with translations and explanations of representative inscriptions and coins issued under Nero.

The informative introduction situates the emperor's reign within the history of the Roman Empire, and the book's concise headnotes to chapters place the source material in historical and biographical context/5(4).

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0 Reviews. Nero's reign (AD 54–68) witnessed some of the most memorable events in Roman history, such as the rebellion of Boudica and the first persecution of the Christians—not to mention Nero's. The history of Nero’s reign is problematic in that no historical sources survived that were contemporary with Nero.

These first histories at one time did exist and were described as biased and fantastical, either overly critical or praising of Nero. [ ]. Nero - A Devotional Message. Primary Sources for the Study of the Emperor Nero are: Tacitus, Dio Cassius, Suetonius, Christian and Jewish Tradition, and Archaeology.

Nero. The 5th Emperor (Princeps) of Rome ( A.D.) Background. The Roman Emperor Nero History Essay. The Emperor Nero was born at Antium called as Anzio on the 15th December AD He was named as Lucious Domitius Ahenobarbus.

He was the last Roman Emperor reigned from 54 to 68 AD of the Julian- Claudian line. He was the niece of the emperor Claudius. Is father was died when Nero was scarcely three years old. Upbringing. Nero’s father, Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus, died about 40 ce, and Nero was brought up by his mother, Julia Agrippina, a great-granddaughter of the emperor poisoning her second husband, Agrippina incestuously became the wife of her uncle, the emperor Claudius, and persuaded him to favour Nero for the succession, over the rightful claim of Claudius’s own son.

The Twelve Caesars was considered very significant in antiquity and remains a primary source on Roman history. The book discusses the significant and critical period of the Principate from the end of the Republic to the reign of Domitian ; comparisons are often made with Tacitus, whose surviving works document a similar period.

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Critical study of the sources of the history of the Emperor Nero. [New York?] (OCoLC) Named Person: Nero, Emperor of Rome; Nero, Emperor of Rome: Material Type: Thesis/dissertation.

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Nero’s reign (AD 54–68) witnessed some of the most memorable events in Roman history, such as the rebellion of Boudica and the first persecution of the Christians—not to mention Nero’s murder of his mother, his tyranny and extravagance, and his suicide, which plunged the empire into civil war.

The Emperor Nero gathers into a single collection the major sources for Nero’s life and rule, providing. 41–42 Ancient sources were critical of Nero's emphasis on the arts, chariot-racing and athletics.

Pliny described Nero as an "actor-emperor" (scaenici imperatoris) and Suetonius wrote that he was "carried away by a craze for popularity since he was acclaimed as the equal of Apollo in music and of the Sun in driving a chariot, he had planned to emulate the exploits of Hercules as well.".

Nero Claudius Caesar ( A.D.) was one of Rome’s most infamous emperors, who ruled from 54 A.D. until his death by suicide 14 years later. Emperor Nero is. Prices (including delivery) for A Critical Study of the Sources of the History of the Emperor Nero by John Nicholas Henry Jahn.

ISBN: The study of Nero is problematic as some modern historians question the reliability of ancient sources when reporting on Nero's tyrannical acts.

Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus, the future Nero, was born on 15 December 37 in Antium, near Rome. He was the only son of Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus and Agrippina the Younger, sister of Emperor Caligula. The Emperor Nero gathers into a single collection the major sources for Nero's life and rule, providing students of Nero and ancient Rome with the most authoritative and accessible reader there is.

Nero's reign (AD 54–68) witnessed some of the most memorable events in Roman history, such as the rebellion of Boudica and the first persecution of the Christians―not to mention Nero's murder. The Roman Emperor Nero is enjoying a newfound respect these days.

At this point, it’s almost common knowledge that the stories of him playing a fiddle while Rome burned are almost certainly untrue.

Still, there are stories about Nero’s excess and depravity that go beyond anything imagined in the most gruesome horror stories. About the Book. The emperor Nero is etched into the Western imagination as one of ancient Rome's most infamous villains, and Tacitus' Annals have played a central role in shaping the mainstream historiographical understanding of this flamboyant autocrat.

Nero burns Rome and blames it on the Christians. Emperor Nero was one of the most diabolical of Rome’s Twelve Caesars. He practiced Machiavellian rules 1, years before Machiavelli wrote them.

He used the absolute power he possessed to preserve himself at all costs. To Nero. Nero, the Execution of Peter and Paul, and the Biggest Fake News in Early Christian History. The reigning emperor, Nero, a man known for his. Throughout the study, I make use of both modern and ancient sources, including works by ancient historians Tacitus and Suetonius, works by modern historians like Miriam Griffin and also works by major TV channels which portray the character of Nero*.

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Tacitus was a fierce critic of Nero, and modern scholars have questioned the reliability of his account of this notorious Roman Emperor; but the following passage from his Annals is famous because it is one of the first mentions in a non-Christian source of Christianity.

In 64 CE Rome underwent a catastrophic fire, which some believed had been set at the orders of the emperor himself. AD 96, we can date the book roughly at AD Following Domitian's death, John returned to Asia where he resided in Ephesus until the times of the emperor Trajan (who reigned AD ).

GENERAL STATE OF THE EMPIRE A. The Roman Emperors of the Latter First Century 1. Nero () 2.

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Vespasian () 3. Titus () - son of Vespasian 4. Book 12 - 13 October ad Nero becomes emperor Then at midday, on October 13th (AD 54) the palace gates were suddenly opened and, accompanied by Burrus, Nero came out to the cohort which was present on guard-duty according to the military custom.

There, at the word from the officer, he was received with cheering and placed in a litter. The book is divided into topical sections, covering the major events and relationships in Nero’s lifetime.

The sourcing is exhaustive, with material from Tacitus, Suetonius, Dio, and many others. The authors recognized that there would likely be different audiences for the book, and they offered a helpful guide to reading it in the preface. The Emperor Nero is a guidebook to literary and primary sources on early imperial Rome that specifically relate to Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus ( CE), the final Julio-Claudian emperor.

Classicists Barrett, Fantham, and Yardley divide the book into topical chapters covering subjects ranging from Nero's rise to power and foreign imperial conquests to his personal life Reviews: 3.

Overview. The Twelve Caesars, often titled Lives of the Caesars in English, is a collection of 12 biographies covering Julius Caesar and the first 11 emperors of the Roman Empire in historical order.

It was written in CE by Suetonius. The Twelve Caesars is, along with Tacitus’s Histories and the Annals and Cassius Dio’s History of Rome, one of the earliest sources that has a narrative. The history of Nero’s reign is problematic in that no historical sources survived that were contemporary with Nero.

These first histories at one time did exist and were described as biased and fantastical, either overly critical or praising of Nero. The original sources were also said to contradict on a. Nero—the fifth Roman emperor—reigned from A.D. 54 to 68, which suggests that he was or had been on the scene, allowing the original readers to calculate his number.Pedanius Dioscorides, Greek physician and pharmacologist whose work De materia medica was the foremost classical source of modern botanical terminology and the leading pharmacological text for 16 centuries.

Dioscorides’ travels as a surgeon with the armies of the Roman emperor Nero. Cassius Dio (c. - c. / CE) was a Roman politician and historian. Although he held a number of political offices with distinction, he is best known for his volume Roman work took 22 years to complete, was written in Attic Greek, and follows Roman history from the city's foundation to the reign of Alexander Severus (r.

CE).