Thursday, May 27, 2021

More Nero Reviews

THE BRITISH MUSEUM'S EXHIBITION ON NERO is getting a lot of attention. And it only opens today! Some recent reviews:

Bad reputation: British Museum takes new look at Rome's Nero (Jill Lawless,

Nero, British Museum, review: a provocative, revisionist take on Rome’s viper-in-chief (Alastair Sooke, The Telegraph, rpt. MSN).

So far I have seen no indication that the exhibition addresses the Nero rediturus myth (the rumor after his death that he was still alive and was coming back to become emperor again) or the Nero redivivus myth (the idea that he would rise from the dead at the end time to become the antichrist). Can anyone confirm or correct that?

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