The Great Fire of Rome Nearly Destroyed the City in the Empire's First Century

Look beyond the fabled fiddle.

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  • 'The Fire of Rome', Hubert Robert.Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons
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  • Nero Views the Burning of Rome, Carl Theodor von Piloty. 

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  • Poster for the 1951 film, Quo Vadis.

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