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A Sunday poem for an exiled Empress

Agrippina the Younger was a Roman force to be reckoned with: great-granddaughter of Augustus, adopted granddaughter of debauched Tiberius, sister of mad Caligula (who she may have slept with), wife of slobbering Claudius (who she may have poisoned) and mother of tyrannical Nero.   210 more words

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The Weak Link (part 1)

When people mention the name Nero, it tends to conjure up an image of a tyrannical, cruel monster, obsessed with luxury and bloodshed. Nero is however far more complex, than the standard portrayal of him would allow us to think. 2,462 more words

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