The age of Nero has appealed to the popular imagination more than any other period of Roman history. This volume provides a lively and accessible guide to the various representations and interpretations of the Emperor Nero as well as to the rich literary, philosophical and artistic achievements of his eventful reign. The major achievements of the period in the fields of literature, governance, architecture and art are freshly described and analysed, and special attention is paid to the reception of Nero in the Roman and Christian eras of the first centuries AD and beyond. Written by an international team of leading experts, the chapters provide students and non-specialists with clear and comprehensive accounts of the most important trends in the study of Neronian Rome. They also offer numerous original insights into the period, and open new areas of study for scholars to pursue.
A comprehensive exploration of a popular and eventful period of Roman history, analysing the politics, art and literature of the Neronian age
Contains chapters by leading scholars which explain but also challenge current thinking, meaning that this volume will appeal to both students and specialists
Pays as much attention to material culture as to literature, giving a broader view of this important era of Roman history
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