Who Was the Real Emperor Nero?

Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, better known as Nero, was the fifth Roman emperor, ruling from 54 to 68 AD. He is infamous for his cruelty, debauchery, and extravagance, as well as for the Great Fire of Rome in 64 AD and the subsequent persecution of Christians. However, there is more to Nero than meets the eye. He was also a talented artist, musician, and athlete, and he is credited with many public works projects, including the construction of the Domus Aurea, or Golden House, and the expansion of the Roman port of Ostia. Despite his reputation, Nero's reign was relatively peaceful and prosperous, and he was popular with the Roman people, especially the lower classes.