THE DAY ROME BURNED – 64 AD – AN EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT FROM TACITUS

You’ve seen posts about fire here, since I’m a volunteer firefighter. I ran across this great post about one of the most famous fires in history – in ancient history!

THE CHRONICLES OF HISTORY

Tacitus was a member of this Roman elite, and whether there is a bias in his writing is difficult to know. Indeed, Tacitus was still a boy at the time of the fire. He would have been a young teenager in 68 A.D., when Nero died.

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