Introduction to Ancient Rome

CC (s)302 (82005) Summer 2009

Forum Romanum


Fresco from a luxury inn, perhaps built for Nero; the face on the figure of Apollo playing the lyre looks like it has been made to look like Nero (or vice versa!)

Octagonal Hall, Domus Aurea


The scene of Nero's rumored singing while Rome burned has captured the modern imagination...


Replica of ancient graffito: caricature looking very similar to Nero, from an underground room of the Palatine (signed/ titled? "Tullius, Roman soldier")

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