While Rome Burned

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Comment by Jim Campbell

September 27th, 2021

The myth that “Nero played the fiddle while Rome burnedis just that, a myth.

That’s not to say he wasn’t on par with today’s so-called political elite, they will all likely burn in hell where they belong for raping, pillaging and plundering their constituents from the day most were sworn into office.

The source of this phrase is the supposed story that Nero played the fiddle (violin) while Rome burned, during the great fire in AD 64.

While Rome burned in 64 AD and while people were dying and suffering, the Emperor Nero played his fiddle and sang.

There are two major flaws with the story. Firstly, there was no such instrument as the fiddle (violin) in first century Rome. If Nero played anything during the Rome fire, it was probably the lyre.

Secondly, the story may be completely false and Nero…

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