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  1. 1. Who Was He? Nero was an emperor who reigned 54-68 AD Nero was fair-haired, with weak blue eyes, a fat neck, a pot belly He had three wives He had a child Claudia (died as a baby)
  2. 2. Who Was He? (continued) When he was a young man  Nero video he enjoyed the theater,  http://www.history.com/to music, and horse racing pics/nero/videos#historys- burning-questions-nero In his early reign as emperor he was nice By the end of his reign, Nero became well-known for his personal wickedness
  3. 3. Date of Birth Born Dec. 15, AD 37 Nero was born at Antium (Anzio) His first name was Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus His fathers name was Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus His mothers name was Agrippina Minor
  4. 4. Nero’s Death He died June 9th, AD 68 The people of Rome turned against Nero Terrified, Nero fled to the country
  5. 5. Positives Effects on Empire He ended secret trials and gave the senate more independence He provided assistance to cities that had suffered disasters Gave aid to the Jews and established open competitions in poetry, drama, and athletics
  6. 6. Negative Effects on EmpireThe Great Fire destroyed or damaged 10 of Rome’s 14 districts and many homes, shops; and temples He had his mother murdered He also liked to wander the streets, murdering innocent people at random
  7. 7. The Public’s Reaction to Nero Nero, most likely due to the influence of his tutor Seneca, came across as a very humane ruler at first He considered liberal ideas In AD 64 Nero gave his first public singing performance in Neapolis (Naples) -
  8. 8. The Public’s Reaction to Nero (continued) Rome had had enough. A revolt in the northern territories quickly spread and the Senate declared Nero a public enemy. After Nero killed himself the Roman Empire now had no leader. With the ultimate prize up for grabs, rival generals began moving their troops towards Rome and a civil war begun.
  9. 9. Who did Nero Kill?• His Mother• His wife• Innocent people at random
  10. 10. Fun Facts He loved to sing He usually appeared in public in a sort of dressing It was no doubt such decisions which gradually lessened Neros resolve for administrative duties
  11. 11. Resources Information Photo Websites Websites http://www.pbs.org/empire  http://www.paulboylan.wo s/romans/empire/nero.html rdpress.com  http://www.eborg2.com/Re http://www.history.com/ velation/0-Rev22.htm http://www.livius.org/ne- nn/nero/nero.html  http://www.artvex.com/br owse.php?p=Shapes_Signs http://www.roman- _and_Symbols/Plus empire.net/emperors/nero- index.html

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