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A Tale of Murder, Madness, Tyranny, and Perversion in Ancient Rome

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Classical historian James Romm tells the juicy story of of murder, madness, tyranny, and perversion, set in ancient Rome. Seneca, then Rome’s preeminent writer and philosopher, was appointed as tutor to 12-year-old Nero, the future emperor of Rome. Controlling them both was Nero’s mother, Julia Agrippina the Younger, great-granddaughter of the Emperor Augustus, sister of the Emperor Caligula, niece and fourth wife of Emperor Claudius. Dying Every Day: Seneca at the Court of Nero is about the moral struggles, political intrigue, and bloody vengeance that surrounded Seneca in the twisted imperial family and the perverse, paranoid regime of Emperor Nero, who was a despot and a madman.

Guests:

James Romm

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Comments [3]

Kevin from Stamford, CT

OMG! I'm on the hunt for "I, Claudius" series video as I speak. Such a great series. Thanks for the reminder.

Mar. 25 2014 12:50 PM
jgarbuz from Queens

Much of what I think I know about Rome was based on the British TV series "I Claudius" produced back in the 1970s. What does your guest think about that series in terms of historical accuracy?

Mar. 25 2014 12:49 PM
jgarbuz from Queens

Much of what I think I know about Rome was based on the British TV series "I Claudius" produced back in the 1970s. What does your guest think about that series in terms of historical accuracy?

Mar. 25 2014 12:48 PM

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