Eight Days That Made Rome

Save to playlist
Share video
Create Clip
image/svg+xml
image/svg+xml
image/svg+xml
Eight Days That Made Rome: The Downfall of Nero
The Downfall of Nero
Episode 6  |  SBS  |  March 11, 2018
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning

Historian Bettany Hughes focuses on events leading up to and after June 9, 68 AD, when Emperor Nero took his life. She examines his relationship with his mother, fondness for debauchery and how casual violence and murder began to destabilise what had once been touted as a new 'golden age' for Rome. Nero's death plunged the empire into anarchy and civil war. From here on in, the Roman Empire would be plagued by military coups and revolt, one of the crucial factors in its eventual decline.

Historian Bettany Hughes focuses on events leading up to and after June 9, 68 AD, when Emperor Nero took his life. She examines his relationship with his mother, fondness for debauchery and how casual violence and murder began to destabilise what had once been touted as a new 'golden age' for Rome. Nero's death plunged the empire into anarchy and civil war. From here on in, the Roman Empire would be plagued by military coups and revolt, one of the crucial factors in its eventual decline.

Save to playlist

Videos in series

See all in series

Ancient history related videos

See all ancient history related videos
Loading...