Emperor Nero(Galerie moderního umění v Hradci Králové/Wikimedia Commons)
Wind And Retail(Hubert Robert/Wikimedia Commons)
Did Rome Burn Itself?(Henry Altemus)
Where Was Nero?
Supplies of food were brought up from Ostia and the neighboring towns, and the price of corn was reduced to three sesterces a peck. These acts, though popular, produced no effect, since a rumor had gone forth everywhere that, at the very time when the city was in flames, the emperor appeared on a private stage and sang of the destruction of Troy, comparing present misfortunes with the calamities of antiquity.(National Museum Kraków/Wikimedia Commons)