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Nero

NERO (nē'rō, Gr. Nērōn). The fifth Roman emperor, born a.d. 37, commenced reign 54, died June 9, 68. The original family name of Nero was Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus, but after he was adopted into the Claudian family line by the Emperor Claudius, he assumed the name of [[Nero Claudius Caesar]] Germanicus. Nero’s father was Enaeus Domitus Ahenobarbus, a man given to viciousness and vice. His mother was Agrippina, who cared little for her son’s morals but was interested only in his temporal advancement.