The Fall of Nero in Colosseum Posted August 28, 2015 · Report reply I think Nero is quite fascinating. My Nero is casually cruel. He's someone who can do whatever he likes, so he does. He's also surrounded by people who tell him whatever he wants to hear. But readers have told me they find themselves routing for him even though they know they shouldn't. I think the historical Nero suffers from being the last of a dynasty. Augustus probably killed way more people but he is a canny politician,,he has longevity and he has successors to sing his praises.