13 thoughts on “THE DAY ROME BURNED – 64 AD – AN EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT FROM TACITUS

  1. I’m an engineer through and through, but in college I was required to take non-technical courses and I took several in ancient Roman history. Fascinating, but I never got into the fire. I can see both of the classically-blamed perps being involved. A puzzle lasting through ages.

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  2. Hi Sam’. There are a couple of other accounts of the fire (although neither are perhaps quite as reliable as Tacitus’ or as close in time. cf. Suetonius (Nero, 38) and Cassius Dio (62.16-17). I love your passion for history by the way. Max.

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