One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Relating to or characteristic of the Roman Emperor Nero, especially in being cruel, tyrannical, or licentious.‘Neronian persecution’‘Neronian debauchery’
- ‘The abandonment of the Neronian legionary fortress at Usk in South Wales in favour of a reoccupation at Gloucester symbolizes the retrenchment.’
- ‘Although the Neronian residence could have been planned for Cogidubnus, the later palace seems rather too late for him.’
- ‘According to Acts his journey to Jerusalem with this collection preceded his journey to Rome where later Christian tradition suggests that he died in the Neronian persecution.’
- ‘It is not known when he met Demetrius the Cynic, whom he was to write about in his Neronian works.’
- ‘He then demonstrates that the interpretation of ancient sources is a difficult and complex task by analyzing the accounts of four notorious Neronian episodes: Claudius' death, the wooing of Poppaea Sabina, the fiddling while Rome burned, and the emperor's dying words.’
- ‘If political debate is less sharp in the Neronian books, foreign affairs and Nero's flamboyant behaviour fully extend Tacitus' descriptive powers.’
- ‘He chronicles the mayor's Neronian cruelty to the poor of Chicago.’
- ‘Its members and media acolytes have spent the autumn in a Neronian bicker over the survival of the prime minister, which was never in doubt, while the western financial system imploded.’
- ‘Was the life of the gentleman farmer a life of Cincinnatean virtue or of Neronian debauchery?’
- ‘In the Neronian period the first stone civil buildings were constructed.’
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