Nero

Nero, full Latin name: Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus
Born in Antium, now Anzio, Italy.
Reign period: 54 AD – 68 AD

Nero was a son of the last wife of Claudius, Agrippina. In 50 AD the Emperor adopted the little Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus (who was later to become Nero) and thereby provided him with the imperial power.

In the name of Nero there are many films, books and stories related to violence, murders and orgies. A little known fact is that Nero was an admirer of the arts and one of his biggest dreams was to be an actor. He was a disciple of Seneca, one of the most prominent philosophers of his time.

His name is also associated with one of the most tragic events in Rome's history – the Great Fire in 64 AD.

Nero and Philippopolis
It is not a very popular fact that Nero began constructing new roads after the Roman standards on the territory of the new provinces of Moesia and Thrace.