Nero Versus the Christians

Was Nero the Antichrist? The bestial image of the Roman emperor persists in popular culture, but the truth is more complex.

Peter and Paul quarrelling in front of Nero, fresco by Filippino Lippi, c.1482 © akg-images.
Peter and Paul quarrelling in front of Nero, fresco by Filippino Lippi, c.1482 © akg-images.

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