(Nero Claudius Caesar Drusus Germanicus; originally Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus; 3768). Roman emp. 5468; b. Antium (Anzio), Latium, S cen. It.; accused of starting the fire that burned much of Rome 64, he in turn accused the Christians and persecuted them; suicide. He is the emperor referred to in Acts 25:1112, 21, 25; 26:32; Ph 4:22. See also Persecution of Christians, 3.
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