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Nero talker

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Bust of Emperor Nero
Bust of Emperor Nero

When Nero was a boy his favorite topic for conversations were chariot races in Circus; though he did so against the teacher’s prohibition. Once, Nero complained to another student that the driver of the Greens was dragged by a chariot on earth.

When the teacher pointed out to him, he lied, claiming that they were both discussing the “Iliad” fragment when Achilles desecrated Hector’s body, pulling it behind his chariot around Troy.

  • Mark Golden, Sport in the Ancient World from A to Z

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