Nero, Rome, Sword-and-sandal / Peplum

Magnum incendium Romae (the Burning of Rome, 64 AD) – Nero the Arsonist on screen

This week marks the anniversary of the Great Fire of Rome, one of the worst disasters ever to hit the Eternal City. This tragic event took place during the reign of Nero in 64 AD. The fire began in the merchant area of the city near the Circus Maximus  and rapidly spread through the dry, wooden… Continue reading Magnum incendium Romae (the Burning of Rome, 64 AD) – Nero the Arsonist on screen