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The Vanity of Nero

The ‘artist’ whose vanity and profligacy wasted public resources, the traces of which the following generation spent years trying to destroy and forget about.

            The Emperor Nero is well known for being the man who ‘fiddled whilst Rome burnt’.

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Tacitus, Roman Slave Legislation and the Death Penalty Defense

The Roman historian Tacitus (AD 56-117) records the murder of the city prefect Pedanius Secundus and the ensuing debate among the Roman senators and populace in the following way: 1,283 more words


Friday Philosophy...Absence

When I was in University, I had a professor who discussed with us the concept of “absence as presence.” In other words, the absence of a person leads to the deep longing for that individual, which leads to their absence being a presence entirely its own. 117 more words

Friday Philosophy

Finished Reading Tacitus' "The Annals"

I’m still working my way through the reading list of the Great Books of the Western World and this morning I finished “The Annals”. I didn’t realize how fascinating the Roman Empire was. 259 more words



“Truth?  What is truth?”

– Pontius Pilate to Christ on trial, John 18:38

Truth is a funny thing, or rather people are funny about learning it.   419 more words

"Hatred of the Human Race" (A Lesson from Nero Caesar)

By Weylan Deaver

An age that worships sin does not relate well to people who teach moral purity. The gospel of Christ demands godliness, as defined in the pages of his New Testament. 363 more words

By Weylan Deaver

Extra-Biblical Evidence for the Historical Jesus.

An introduction to this study:

My intention for this blog article is to sketch out the extra-biblical sources that give us information about Jesus. Although little new can be gleaned from these sources with regards to information that is not found within the New Testament biographies and epistles, we do find the corroboration of events detailed and recorded within the New Testament literature. 9,156 more words

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