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Nero

By Edward Champlin
  • ISBN Code: : 9780674029361
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Pages : 360
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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The Roman emperor Nero is remembered by history as the vain and immoral monster who fiddled while Rome burned. Edward Champlin reinterprets Nero's enormities on their own terms, as the self-conscious performances of an imperial actor with a formidable grasp of Roman history and mythology and a canny sense of his audience. Nero murdered his younger brother and rival to the throne, probably at his mother's prompting. He then murdered his mother, with whom he may have slept. He killed his pregnant wife in a fit of rage, then castrated and married a young freedman because he resembled her. He mounted the public stage to act a hero driven mad or a woman giving birth, and raced a ten-horse chariot in the Olympic games. He probably instigated the burning of Rome, for which he then ordered the spectacular punishment of Christians, many of whom were burned as human torches to light up his gardens at night. Without seeking to rehabilitate the historical monster, Champlin renders Nero more vividly intelligible by illuminating the motives behind his theatrical gestures, and revealing the artist who thought of himself as a heroic figure. Nero is a brilliant reconception of a historical account that extends back to Tacitus, Suetonius, and Cassius Dio. The effortless style and artful construction of the book will engage any reader drawn to its intrinsically fascinating subject.

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Since 1977, The Wolfe Pack has published The Gazette, chockful of articles and tales of America's greatest sleuth, Nero Wolfe, who prefers beer and orchids to working at his West 35th Street brownstone. But thanks to Wolfe's wisecracking associate Archie Goodwin and his agent REX STOUT, Wolfe's seventy-two cases are mystery classics. THE NERO WOLFE FILES is a generous collection of Neronian reading delights selected from over twenty-five years of The Gazette by veteran anthologist, novelist, and charter member of The Wolfe Pack Marvin Kaye.

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  • Total of Pages : 418
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This book considers the story of Nero and Octavia, as told in the pseudo-Senecan Octavia and the works of ancient historiographers, and its reception in (early) modern opera and some related examples of other performative genres. In total the study assembles more than 30 performative texts (including 22 librettos), ranging chronologically from L'incoronazione di Poppea in 1642/43 until the early 20th century, and provides detailed information on all of them. In a close examination of the libretto (and dramatic) texts, the study shows the impact and development of this fascinating story from the beginnings of historical opera onwards. The volume demonstrates the various transformations of the characters of Nero and his wives and of the depiction of their relationship over the centuries, and it looks at the tension between “historical” elements and genre conventions. The book is therefore of relevance to literary scholars as well as to readers interested in the evolution of Nero’s image in present-day media.

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134914512
  • Total of Pages : 388
  • Category : History
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Vasily Rudich examines dissidence under Nero from both historical and psychological perspectives and inquires into the balance of the universal and historically conditioned components of political behaviour. The careers of numerous dissident individuals and their attempts at accomodation to a hostile reality are discussed.

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  • Publisher : IDW Publishing
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  • Pdf File: archie-meets-nero-wolfe.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An “excellent” novel that goes back to 1920s New York to reveal how the famed detective first met his incomparable sidekick (Publishers Weekly, starred review). In 1930, young Archie Goodwin comes to New York City hoping for a bit of excitement. In his third week working as a night watchman, he stops two burglars in their tracks—with a pair of hot lead slugs. Dismissed from his job for being “trigger-happy,” he parlays his newfound notoriety into a job as a detective’s assistant, helping honest sleuth Del Bascom solve cases like the Morningside Piano Heist, the Rive Gauche Art Gallery Swindle, and the Sumner-Hayes Burglary. But it’s the kidnapping of Tommie Williamson, the son of a New York hotel magnate, that introduces Goodwin to the man who will change his life. Goodwin knows there’s only one detective who can help find Tommie: Nero Wolfe, the stout genius of West Thirty-Fifth Street. Together, they’ll form one of the most unlikely crime fighting duos in history—but first Goodwin must locate Tommie and prove that he deserves a place by Wolfe’s side. In this witty story about the origin of a legendary partnership, Robert Goldsborough gloriously evokes the spirit of Nero Wolfe’s creator, bestselling author Rex Stout, and breathes new life into his beloved characters.

The Site

By Robert W. Nero
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Book Code : 9781770706774
  • Total of Pages : 112
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 477
  • Pdf File: the-site.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Poetry or potsherds? That’s the surprising dilemma one of Canada’s well-known nature writers confronts in The Site: A Personal Odyssey, a highly personalized account of a lifetime’s involvement as an avocational archaeologist. With deft descriptive powers, Robert Nero leads us gently into this new facet of his amazing spectrum of interests. Not unexpectedly, there even is poetry in his approach to studying prehistoric remains! From childhood through adolescence, to wartime service with the U.S. Army in the Southwest Pacific, from exploring the vast sand dunes of Lake Athabasca to excavating a 3,000-year-old site he discovered west of Winnipeg, Nero allows us to share his enthusiasm and excitement in outdoor adventures. There is always a wonderful immediacy in his narrative, the mark of a gifted writer, whether expressed in prose or poetry.

The Site

By Robert W. Nero
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Book Code : 9781896219707
  • Total of Pages : 95
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 257
  • Pdf File: the-site.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Poetry or potsherds? This dilemma is confronted by one of Canada's top nature writers in this account of a lifetimes involvement as an avocational archaeologist.

Tied to the Mafia Man 2 : NERO

By Pravs_3618
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Singapore New Reading Technology Pte Ltd
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 103
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 945
  • Pdf File: tied-to-the-mafia-man-2.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Nero Vitiello is the son of Luca and Emma Vitiello. He took over the outfit as soon as he turned 21. The hard life of the mafia made him colder than his father. He never thought he would hold a gun at 12 and a man. But he did. An ambush on his father when he was not expecting it, forced Nero to hold a gun a , and three people. It made him understand the world he is living in much clearly than he already does. The easy-going boy died that day, and a cold mafia boss was born. After taking over the outfit, Nero began to lead with an iron fist and he decided to infiltrate his enemies. In one of those attempts, he went undercover and began to act as a guard to his enemy's daughter, Chloe. An innocent girl, who is a victim of this world and his enemy's fiance, who was trapped in to that marriage. He killed that man before he could marry Chloe. He thought it's the last time he would see Chloe. But fate has other plans for them, one which include them falling in love.

Nero the Guide Dog Meets a Unicorn

By Robert Davies Higgins
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
  • Book Code : 1785382853
  • Total of Pages : 25
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 396
  • Pdf File: nero-the-guide-dog-meets-a-unicorn.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is a wonderful tale about Nero, a guide dog for the blind, and Zero, a magical toy unicorn. The two set out on a thrilling adventure when Zero discovers he has magical powers. They visit a field in their village to see a donkey and – to Nero’s amusement on hearing a farmer relate his story to other villagers in the tearoom – get mistaken for a flying saucer! When Zero finally learns how to control his magic, the duo embark on an exciting rescue mission aboard a cruise liner. Can they save the day? There’s only one way to find out...

Growing Old Together

By Robert W. Nero
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Book Code : 9781770706453
  • Total of Pages : 112
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 247
  • Pdf File: growing-old-together.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Naturalist, ornithologist, avocational archaeologist and poet, Winnipegs Dr. Robert W. Nero has authored nine books dealing with his amazing spectrum of interests. Growing Old Together is the newest collection of poetry by this gifted writer, revealing his sensitivity and keen observation of the natural world. In his frequently passionate poetry Nero pays tribute to his wife, Ruth, who has, over many years, encouraged Bob to write and to pursue his outdoor interests – all the while sharing him with "Lady Grayl," the great gray owl he found injured and starving in 1984. From that time on, Lady Grayl toured with Bob Nero to raise funds for numerous environmental projects and to educate thousands of children and adults about conservation. This remarkable association ended in October of 2005 with the passing of Lady Grayl at age 21.5. It is fitting that Manitoba Day 2005 honoured the Great Gray Owl, the official provincial bird – and, yes, Lady Grayl was involved.

A Monster Came To Stay

By Alex Nero
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Book Code : 1649199546
  • Total of Pages : 508
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 576
  • Pdf File: a-monster-came-to-stay.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Many years have passed, but their undoing still continues to torment the island. They could have listened to the visitor or stopped when they had enough riches. But the promise of false opulence silenced them. They changed their whole life to accept the mysterious monster. In the end, the scattered hearts can only dream about the island that was once their home. They still hope for a day to come back and live here, and keep sending their messengers. Only God knows when they will be able to come back. A Monster Came to Stay tells you what brought the people to this situation.

Lady Grayl

By Robert W. Nero
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Book Code : 1459718801
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 875
  • Pdf File: lady-grayl.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is the story of a man and his owl. But what a man and what an owl! The owl is an enchanting spook, a feathered spirit from some ancient world.

Children, Lnfants and Adolescents of the Word

By Peter Nero
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1664194274
  • Total of Pages : 60
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 745
  • Pdf File: children-lnfants-and-adolescents-of-the-word.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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Nero

By Pete DiPrimio
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1612285015
  • Total of Pages : 48
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 782
  • Pdf File: nero.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Nero was a Roman emperor everybody loved to hate, even when he was good. He was blamed even when he did the right thing, which wasn't often. Though he inspired a new kind of building approach, he ticked off Romans when he wasn't scaring them. He was a teenager when he took over in the year 54. Along the way Nero had his stepbrother, his mother, and many other people killed. He thought he was a great actor and singer. He was wrong. He nearly bankrupted the empire with his spending. He started out as one of the best Roman emperors and ended as maybe the worst. This is his story.