Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus
(15 December AD 37 - 9 June AD 68), born Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus
, was Emperor of Rome
from AD 54 to AD 68.
- Hidden talent counts for nothing.
- Quoted in "The Flames of Rome" - Page 221 by Paul L. Maier - 1991
- Qualis artifex pereo.
- Translation: What an artist dies in me!
- Translation: What an artisan I am in dying!
- Translation: So great an artist, I die!
- Quoted in "Nero" - Page 51 by Edward Champlin - History - 2003
- Finally I can live like a human being.
- after moving into the Golden House, built upon burned out areas after the great fire of Rome.
- The world is losing a great artist (dies).
- Said when the Praetorian Guard forced his suicide.