Nero the mythomaniac?

 
  6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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The Roman emperor Nero was massive enthusiast for the arts, keen on innovative architecture, on writing poetry, and even on performing in public as a singer and actor, taking on the role of mythical heroes – and heroines. When Rome itself was being consumed in a terrible fire (for which some held Nero responsible), Nero’s response was once again to turn to myth – he was moved to sing of the fall of Troy, point of origin of Rome’s mythical founder, Aeneas.

The British Museum’s 2021 exhibition ‘Nero: the man behind the myth’ invites us to think further about this most notorious of Roman emperors. In her talk, Professor Catharine Edwards (a specialist in the culture of Nero’s Rome) will focus on Nero’s passion for myth and how that passion fed into the myth of Nero.


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2021-05-31 18:00 2021-05-31 18:00 Europe/London Nero the mythomaniac? Professor Catharine Edwards (a specialist in the culture of Nero’s Rome) will focus on Nero’s passion for myth and how that passion fed into the myth of Nero. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/05/31/nero-the-mythomaniac-259627 ,,,

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