Nero (Google eBook)

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Harper & Bros., 1881 - Rome - 321 pages
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Review: Nero (Makers of History #15)

User Review  - Mark Smith - Goodreads

This was a good book and was very easy to read. It didn't go into too much detail on the depravity of Nero. I suppose thats a good thing since this book is intended for age 12 and up. Read full review

Review: Nero (Makers of History #15)

User Review  - Jeff McCormack - Goodreads

And here I thought Nero was one of the good guys....yeah right. This book takes you inside the life and times of one of the most notoriously monstrous (dare I say beastly) emperors of history. The ... Read full review

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Page 159 - Who shall be king?'2 became part of the amusement at court. The lot fell to Nero : he imposed his commands on the company, in no instance aiming at ridicule or inconvenience, till he came to Britannicus. He ordered the young prince to stand in the middle of the room, and sing a song to the company. By this device he hoped that a stripling, not yet accustomed even to sober conversation, much less to revelry and the joys of wine, would be exposed to derision. Britannicus performed his part without...
Page 123 - ... and his remembrance of the ancient friendship that was between, us; but the Lord Fleetwood's letters to the senate, and private persons, here, mention discourses that he makes much to my advantage." '' I am Uncertain," said he, June 23, " how my actions and person will be looked upon at home. I hope I shall be able to give a good, account of all that I have done here, and for other things) I must take my fortune with the rest of my companions.
Page 276 - After this he passed over to the coi.tinent, and thence advanced into the heart of Greece, playing, singing, and acting in all the cities through which he passed.

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