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Latin Text, Study Aids with Vocabulary, and Commentary, by Mathew Owen and Ingo Gildenhard

Section 2: Annals 15.33–45

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 15.33–45 can be divided as follows:

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 i.        33.1–34.1: Nero’s coming-out party as stage performer

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 ii.       34.2–35.3: A look at the kind of creatures that populate Nero’s court – and the killing of an alleged rival

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 iii.      36: Nero considers, but then reconsiders, going on tour to Egypt

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 iv.      37: To show his love for Rome, Nero celebrates a huge public orgy that segues into a (publicly consummated) mock-wedding with his freedman Pythagoras

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 v.       38–41: The fire of Rome

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 vi.      42–43: Reconstructing the Capital: Nero’s New Palace

8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 vii.     44: Appeasing the gods and Christians as scapegoats

9 Leave a comment on paragraph 9 0 viii.   45: Raising funds for buildings

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Source: https://annals15.theclassicslibrary.com/commentary/section-2-annals-15-33-45/