- (Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus) (“Nero Claudius Caesar Drusus Germanicus”) a.d. 37–68, emperor of Rome 54–68, known for his cruelty and depravity.
- a male given name.
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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
April 6, 2014
Hedonistic distractions have existed from Caligula and Nero to Andreotti and Berlusconi.The New Fellini: Paolo Sorrentino’s ‘The Great Beauty’
November 18, 2013
Bible scholars have tended to identify the Beast with the Roman emperor Nero.Run with the Devil Unlike the Girl in Kentucky
November 10, 2013
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
May 14, 2013
At least when Nero fiddled, Romans got to hear music over the flames.As the Sequester Looms, the Outlines of a Solution Emerge
February 24, 2013
Nero, in which Mattheson sang the title part, was a failure.Handel
Edward J. Dent
They all represent famous men of old, from Alexander the Great to Nero.Portuguese Architecture
Walter Crum Watson
Nero must have slipped in, nabbed the fish, and brought it to our house.
And I am taking Nero along to give account of any Indians that may be lurking there.Standish of Standish
Jane G. Austin
He didn't so much as flinch before Nero, that vice-president of hell.The Chocolate Soldier
C. T. Studd
- full name Nero Claudius Caesar Drusus Germanicus; original name Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus. 37–68 ad, Roman emperor (54–68). He became notorious for his despotism and cruelty, and was alleged to have started the fire (64) that destroyed a large part of Rome
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.