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Nero reassessed: British Museum Exhibit May 27

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jYRPRW.gifAn interesting exhibit on Nero at the British museum in May;

“Drawing on the latest research, this major exhibition questions the traditional narrative of the ruthless tyrant and eccentric performer, revealing a different Nero, a populist leader at a time of great change in Roman society.

Through some 200 spectacular objects, from the imperial palace in Rome to the streets of Pompeii, follow the young emperor’s rise and fall and make up your own mind about Nero. Was he a young, inexperienced ruler trying his best in a divided society, or the merciless, matricidal megalomaniac history has painted him to be?”

Drawinghttps://www.britishmuseum.org/exhibitions/nero-man-behind-myth on the latest research, this major exhibition questions the traditional narrative https://ancientimes.blogspot.com/2021/04/nero-man-behind-myth-to-open-at-british.html the ruthless

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Here’s a virtual tour of the exhibit:

 

 

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A nice reassessment of Nero by the author LJ Trafford:

“After Nero's death in 68 CE three men pop up claiming to be him. That each of those imposters is so enthusiastically embraced, at least for a short time, by their supporters shows how deep the hope went that their fallen Emperor might not have perished. In our times only Elvis Presley has attracted a similar style of afterlife.

http://the-history-girls.blogspot.com/2021/05/the-good-bits-of-nero-by-lj-trafford.html?m=1

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