• Nero: Life of a Roman Emperor

  • By: Suetonius
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Waite
  • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 02-25-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Astorg Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (2 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Suetonius' most important surviving work is known as the De Vita Caesarum, a set of twelve biographies of the successive Roman rulers.

The emperor Nero's reign is one weird tale of sexual depravity and extravagant sadism. He was a gifted musician, and is said to have given great concerts of which attendance was compulsory; women were said to have given birth during the performance, and men were driven to fake death to escape. Nero kicked his pregnant wife to death and then had a young boy castrated to replace her as his spouse; then, during the great fire of Rome, he is said to have played the lyre to emphasize the beauty of the destruction. His eccentricities are a continuation of the tradition of his predecessors, only more perverted; Suetonius' account portrays a strange man in strange times.
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