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Anthony Everitt on Nero, Rome’s Most Misunderstood Emperor



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Ryan speaks with Anthony Everitt about his book Nero: Matricide, Music, and Murder in Imperial Rome, how Rome would have been different if Nero were free to become a musician, why Nero’s overbearing mother contributed to his lack of moral compass, and more.

Anthony Everitt is a British professor, author and historian of ancient Rome. His critically acclaimed books about Roman history include Cicero: The Life and Times of Rome’s Greatest Politician, Augustus: The Life of Rome’s First Emperor, The Rise of Rome: The Making of the World’s Greatest Empire, and The Rise of Athens: The Story of the World’s Greatest Civilization. He also publishes historical essays regularly in The Guardian and The Financial Times.

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