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For those of you who think Nero is unbelievably glam (whilst recognising he had some faults) you might enjoy my Hist fic novel Palatine http://www.karnacbooks.com/product/palatine-the-four-emperors-series-book-i/36826/ It begins in 68AD and covers the fall of Nero and it's immediate effects. I've had some very nice endorsements from the likes of David Wishart, Ruth Downie and Robert Fabbri. Book two Galba's Men is out in October and I'm currently up to my eyes in editing book three Otho's Regret.
Aurelia posted a topic in Archaeological News: RomeThe extravagant palace of Emperor Nero, the Domus Aurea, which boasts some 300 rooms covered in dazzling polished white marble, was first uncovered in 2009 by a team of French and Italian archaeologists. Now, the luxurious palace has just revealed another surprise – a revolving dining room which once served the illustrious guests of the infamous ruler. Archaeologists have called the 2,000-year-old revolving platform one of the most peculiar and sophisticated structures of antiquity. The discovery confirms a description of the palace by ancient historian Suetonius. News article continues here.
Whilst Emperor Nero plays with his new water organ and a cross dressing eunuch, his wily secretary Epaphroditus manages the governance issues. However, times are changing. Praetorian Prefect Nymphidius Sabinus, a man so straight he'd make a decent spirit level, is disgusted by the moral degeneracy of Nero's court. Motivated by the traditional Roman values of valour and nobility and with a stack of mother issues to rival Nero's, Sabinus is determined to remove the Emperor from a throne he does not deserve. Blinded by his own righteousness Sabinus is ignorant of what he has unleashed - The Year of the Four Emperors! Available here for your enjoyment, chance to feel superior when you discover a historical inaccuracy (surely not!) http://www.amazon.com/Palatine-Four-Emperors-LJ-Trafford-ebook/dp/B009JV8I0K/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1400346874&sr=1-2&keywords=palatine