Ne·ro (nîrō, nērō), Full name Nero Claudius Caesar. AD 37–68.
Emperor of Rome (54–68) whose early reign was dominated by his mother, Agrippina the Younger. He had his mother and wife murdered, and he was accused of setting the Great Fire of Rome (64). He took his own life after being deposed by the Senate.
Ne·roni·an (nĭ-rōnē-ən) adj.
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