There are many stories and legends
about Emperor Nero. Most are not very pleasant. Nero was not the first
insane emperor in office. But he was certainly one of the most famous.
Nero did not go insane all at once.
Rather, he went insane slowly. As time went on, his behavior became
more and more odd, and then more and more murderous.
The leaders of Rome in the Senate
wanted to do something about it, but they were afraid. It was not
until Nero ordered some of the members of the Senate to kill themselves
that they finally took action. The Senate ordered Nero's immediate
execution. When Nero heard about it, he killed himself.
at the Circus Maximus (ppt)
Goes Insane (ppt)