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The emperor Nero—known for his debauchery apparently collected the things.Spain’s New ‘Holy Grail’: Jesus Couldn’t Afford That Kind of Bling|Candida Moss|April 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hedonistic distractions have existed from Caligula and Nero to Andreotti and Berlusconi.The New Fellini: Paolo Sorrentino’s ‘The Great Beauty’|Jimmy So|November 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Bible scholars have tended to identify the Beast with the Roman emperor Nero.
Nero, the angry Romulan, traveled to the past to kill the present Spock.‘Star Trek’ for Dummies: Get Ready for ‘Into Darkness’ With Our Primer|Sujay Kumar|May 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
At least when Nero fiddled, Romans got to hear music over the flames.As the Sequester Looms, the Outlines of a Solution Emerge|John Avlon|February 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I think, said Nero, savagely, that swans sing sweetest before they die.
None of the fine ladies of Rome who desired the approval of Nero, came near her gate.
You need not have been so very communicative, Polycletus, said Nero; but go on.
Sylla also plundered Delphi, and Nero took from it, at one time, no less than five hundred statues of bronze.The Student's Mythology|Catherine Ann White
Those who feel disposed at once to regard the idea as an insult are probably judging of heathen civilization by Nero and Domitian.
An ancient Roman emperor, famed for his cruelty. He had his mother and wife killed and kicked his mistress to death while she was pregnant. Nero also persecuted Christians (see also Christian), blaming them for a great fire in Rome. According to tradition, he put the Apostles Peter and Paul to death.