Emperor Nero
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Nero, Emperor, History of in the Primary Sources
Nero, Emperor, History of in the Primary Sources Lived ad 37–68. Emperor of Rome from ad 54–68; the sixth of the twelve principle rulers of Rome. One of the most brutal dictators of all time (Suetonius, Lives of the Caesars 6.8.1). Instituted the beginning of Rome’s official persecution of the Christian
Nero, Emperor, Myth of
Nero, Emperor, Myth of According to this myth, popular in latter first-century Rome, Emperor Nero (r. ad 54–68) faked his suicide, escaped from Rome, and would return with a foreign army to humble his opponents and re-establish his throne.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Nero (Emperor)
NERO (EMPEROR). Nero was the fifth Princeps to rule Rome under the political system created by Augustus after civil war had ended the Roman Republic. He was also the last Princeps who could claim blood descent from Augustus, for the next round of civil wars, in a.d. 68–70, ended the Julio-Claudian dynasty.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Nero nēʹrō [Gk Nerōn]. The fifth Roman emperor, who was born at Antium in a.d. 37, began to reign October, 54, and died June 9, 68. I. Parentage and Early Training II. ReignA. “Quinquennium Neronis”B. Poppaea Sabina and TigellinusC. Great FireD. Persecution of ChristiansE. Conspiracy of Piso
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Nero (nihr´oh; 37–68 ce), Roman emperor (ruled 54–68 ce), the son of Agrippina, the fourth wife of the emperor Claudius. Nero is reported to have murdered his mother and his wife Octavia in order to marry the beautiful Poppea, whom he also later murdered. The early part of Nero’s reign, while Nero was
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
NERO. Named Nero Claudius Caesar Drusus Germanicus, the adopted son of the emperor Claudius (a.d. 41–54), he ascended the throne of Rome when 17, ruling from a.d. 54 to 68. During his early years he was aided by his mother, Agrippina, the Stoic philosopher Seneca (brother of Gallio, see Acts 18:12–17),
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
NERO. Son of a distinguished family of the old Roman aristocracy, the Domitii, and on his mother’s side the great-great-grandson of Augustus, he was adopted by Claudius as his heir and duly took his place in the Caesarian succession in ad 54. His atrocities and feebleness finally destroyed the credit
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Nero (Lat. Ner.)The fifth Roman emperor and the last from the family of the Caesars. Born L. Domitius Ahenobarbus during the reign of his uncle the emperor Gaius (Caligula), as the son of Agrippina, great-granddaughter of Augustus, he was adopted by his mother’s uncle and husband, the emperor Claudius,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Nero [nēˊrō] (Gk. Nerōn; Lat. Nero).† Nero Claudius Caesar, last Roman emperor of the Julian-Claudian house (A.D. 54–68); son of Cnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus and Agrippina, great-granddaughter of Augustus.Originally named Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus, he was renamed Nero Claudius Caesar Drusus
Catholic Bible Dictionary
NERO Roman emperor from a.d. 54 to 68, the successor to Emperor Claudius, and best known for his persecution of Christians in Rome. Nero’s reign began under the influence of such Roman statesmen as Seneca; the new emperor enacted a number of useful imperial reforms. This promising start was soon overshadowed
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
NE´RO (nēʹrō; 2 Tim., subscription, KJV). A Roman emperor, born at Antium, probably December 15, a.d. 37, the son of Cneius Domitius Ahenobarbus by Agrippina, the sister of Caligula, his original name being Lucius Domitius Abenobarbus. When he was twelve years old his mother married her uncle, the
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