Nero is one of the most selfish emperors of Rome. Nero was blamed by many for the great fire of Rome which burnt seventy-five percent of Rome. He did this just to make room for his extravagant villa. He also began executing opponents and Christians. Nero would spend lavishly and behave inappropriately. He also committed suicide when Rome revolted. Nero will remain as one of the most selfish emperors of Rome ever.
I believe that being a beloved leader has a huge effect on being a better ruler. In 44 B.C. Julius Caesar was assassinated by his senate chamber. Soon his nephew and adopted son, Gaius Octavian, would join forces with Mark Anthony and Marcus Aemilius Lepidus into a three-way dictatorship. This transformed Rome from being a Monarchy into being a dictatorship. Lepidus left Rome soon after Octavian began reign and went on to lead parts of Africa and Hispania. In 37 B.C. Mary Anthony met Cleopatra. They fell in love and Mark followed her back to Egypt. Octavian took reign over Rome and obtained the name Augustus Caesar. Mark Anthony and Augustus became enemies and war broke out between Rome and Egypt. This is one reason for why I believe that
Emperor Nero, who was infamously known as one of the worst emperors, had a huge impact on the Roman Empire in many different ways throughout his lifetime. Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, but known by most people as Nero, was born on December 15, 37 A.D. to Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus and Agrippina the Younger. He was then adopted by his Uncle Claudius, who at that time was Emperor. Nero did have a couple obstacles in his way to becoming Emperor, though. Eventually, Nero did gain the throne, and finally, it was his time to dominantly rule over Rome, by being a cruel and oppressive tyrant, which established him just not only as one of the worst emperors throughout history, but as the worst emperor throughout history. The historical impact that came from Emperor Nero was through what his “accomplishments” were throughout his rule.
In the expanding world, there are many prominent people that are influential in the smallest of places to the largest of the regions. Role models like leaders, writers, scientists, and many more have qualities that have the power to change the world either to bad or good. In Greece, there is Alexander the great who is known for the his military leadership that was considered the best in the land. Or Mahatma Gandhi who is called the father of his nation because of his contribution to overthrow the Britishers. Unlike any others, Nero is an infamous leader that is known to be the most cruel, malicious and tyrannical leaders throughout Roman history.
Some claim that Commodus was the worse emperor in the history of Rome. The fact that his father, Marcus Aurelius, was a popular and successful ruler may have raised the precedent that Commodus had to live up to. But for whatever reason, Commodus proved a disconnected and self indulgent leader.
The son of Marcus Aurelius,’ Commodus Antoninus, came to power in the wake of his father’s death in March of 180 CE. From the death of Marcus Aurelius came the end to the Five Good Emperors. Commodus’ reign lasted from 180 to 192 CE and he described it as a “golden age.” (cite) However, this was far from the truth. Commodus succumbed to the lure of self-indulgence and become a megalomaniac. Along with those two flaws, he also held deep antagonism against the Senate. (cite)
Julius Caesar was a military commander that emerged from the chaos of civil war to take charge of the republic. He later became known as the dictator of Rome, the absolute ruler of Rome. He made many reforms and created a new program to employ the jobless and gave public land to the poor. Julius Caesar was a powerful man and becoming too powerful was what led him to corruption. The Senate was afraid and jealous of his power and they were worried he might plan to make himself king of Rome. Needless to say, the Senate wanted to save the republic and so they went against him. Julius Caesar became corrupt because he was too powerful, the Senate was jealous, and his actions posed a threat.
Nero's other interest included the arts and public interest, which included a "modest" amphitheater in Rome. To inaugurate his amphitheater, Nero held a gladiatorial fight, but never allowed the losers of matches to be killed, something uncommon in Ancient Rome. He also performed as a chariot rider in some contests as an athlete. While gladiator fights may seem to be barbaric in our day, they were a point of interest among both rich and poor and brought the empire together as a means for both entertainment and union. The same amphitheater was also likely used for performance arts and musicals as Nero himself was a noted singer and lyre player that encouraged other nobles to take up lessons. Following the burning of Rome in 64, Nero coordinated the rebuilding of Rome that included the building of his palace that many noted may have been planned as part of the fire.
Nero, who took the throne after his mother poisoned Claudius, the current emperor, ruled from 54 to 68 AD. At first, Nero was the picture-perfect emperor. He lowered taxes, allowed more freedom to the Senate, granted permission to slaves who wanted to sue their unfair owners, and rid Rome of capital punishment. Eventually, Nero
Emperor Nero, infamously known as one of the most malevolent, oppressive, and tyrannical leader throughout history, was the last ruler of the Julio-Claudian Dynasty. He was born outside Rome in Antium and his mother married his great uncle, Emperor Claudius, in order for her son to be the next Emperor of Rome. It wasn’t apparent that her son was to become one of the most feared and cruel leaders in Roman history from 54 CE to 68 CE. By examining his achievements and failures as an emperor, his influences and changes over the entire economic, political and social spectrum are revealed.
Tiberius was a significant Julio-Claudian emperor who applied a great deal of contributions to the Roman Empire during his reign… The Julio-Claudian dynasty refers to the first five Roman Emperors: Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula (also known as Gaius), Claudius, and Nero and the family to which they belonged. They ruled the Roman Empire from its formation, in the second half of the 1st century 27 BC, until AD 68, when the last of the line, Nero, committed suicide. The ancient historical writers, Suetonius and Tacitus, write from the point of view of the Roman senatorial aristocracy, and
Nero and Tiberius both started off as great leaders of Rome. Throughout their leadership many events occurred that caused the general publics view to change on both of them. Comparing Nero, the careless leader to Tiberius, the leader with great accomplishments I found that they are complete opposites. Analyzing the accomplishments, treatment of people, and the overall personality of Nero and Tiberius it can be concluded that Tiberius is a better leader than Nero.
Have you ever wondered if anything has stayed the same for over half a century? Look no further; in the drama, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare, an important theme is all power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. This simple statement is true for Ancient Rome and it is also true for North Korea today.
On the night of July 18, 64 A.D., a flame began in the Circo Massimo (Circus Maximus) that would wear out of control, leaving little of the city untouched. At the time it happened, Nero was at Antium yet promptly came back to Rome to direct improvement efforts.