Happy Anniversary, Magnum Incendium Romae!

Today is the anniversary of the beginning of the Great Fire of Rome in A.D. 64.

I’m just sayin’…

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5 Responses to Happy Anniversary, Magnum Incendium Romae!

  1. tealady24 says:

    Ah yes. . . those were the days. Nero playing his lyre while Rome burned. And now we have the liar in the White House telling us there’s no problem with a $14 TRILLION debt ceiling; Americans LOVE new taxes, we want more!!
    I mean, ya’ know. . . .

  2. Tom in NY says:

    Get your copy of Annales imperii Romae.. Decide for for yourself whether Tacitus wrote sine ira et studio. It was a hard lesson in “urban renewal.” [LOL]
    Romans rejoiced when the property was recycled as the Flavian.
    Salutationes omnibus .

  3. chonak says:

    And what tune did the Emperor play on the fiddle? I’m told it was “Nero, my god, to thee”.

  4. irishgirl says:

    ‘Nero, my god, to thee’-oh, that’s bad, chonak! : ) Then again, wish I could have thought of it!
    When I think of the Great Fire of Rome, I always remember the book and the film, ‘Quo Vadis’!

  5. AvantiBev says:

    As an ItaloAmerican Chi town gal, I am pretty sure there was a Celtic Cow really to blame for my ancestors’ conflagration.