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Nero and His Lasting Effect on the Roman Empire

Nero and His Lasting Effect on the Roman Empire Though he’s widely known for his quick temper that wreaked negative effects on the empire, the last emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty (Five Great Emperors), Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus, more commonly known as Nero, had a huge impact on the empire in both positive and negative ways. From murdering numerous people, including his mother and wife, to blaming a catastrophe on a whole religion, the list of Nero’s wrong doings goes on, but he did have positive influences on the empire that changed the domain for the better. These include improvement to unjust government laws as well as improvement in the arts. Even through his childhood, Nero was surround with death which probably the reason for his trauma and hot-headedness. After his father died when he was only two years old, he was adopted by his great-uncle (his mother’s uncle), emperor Claudius, when he was 13. Agrippina the Younger, Nero’s mother supposedly fed his adoptive father pois…