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Nero loved to perform as Hercules

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Emperor Nero, Abraham Janssens
Emperor Nero, Abraham Janssens

Apparently, Nero loved to perform as famous hero Hercules. His opponent was to be a lion, who was prepared and trained in such a way that the naked ruler could kill him with one blow of a club or by suffocation.

Sources
  • Suetonius, Nero, 53

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