Feature 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. Shushma Malik | Published in History Today Volume 70 Issue 9 September 2020 Peter and Paul quarrelling in front of Nero, fresco by Filippino Lippi, c.1482 © akg-images. To continue reading this article you will need to purchase access to the online archive. Buy Online Access Buy Print & Archive Subscription If you have already purchased access, or are a print & archive subscriber, please ensure you are logged in. Please email email@example.com if you have any problems.