Friday, April 23, 2021

British Museum uncancels Nero

EXHIBITION: British Museum to restore Nero’s reputation after it was destroyed by Rome’s cancel culture (Robert Dex, Yahoo!Sport).
The ultimate victim of Ancient Rome’s “cancel culture” will be rehabilitated in a blockbuster show at the British Museum next month.

Nero: The Man Behind the Myth will examine how Rome’s fifth emperor had his reputation destroyed after his death with all mention of him deleted from official records and statues bearing his likeness torn down.


The British Museum Blog has a nicely illustrated post on Nero as introduction to the exhibition: Who was Nero?
Nero is one of Rome’s most infamous rulers, notorious for his cruelty, debauchery and eccentricity. But was he really the tyrant that history has painted him to be? Nero exhibition curator Francesca Bologna goes in search of the real Nero.
For PaleoJudaica posts on Nero as the Beast in the Book of Revelation, with ancient Jewish background and Antichrist-related history of interpretation, start here and follow the links. Other posts on Nero are here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

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