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I was...[edit]

Certain that the population Rome despised Nero.. This article contradicts what I had believed when it says "The population of the city was also unhappy with Galba and cherished the memory of Nero." --- Is this true? Did the Romans like Nero? Why on earth would they miss such a tyrant?


"According to Suetonius and Cassius Dio , the people of Rome celebrated the death of Nero. [137][138] Tacitus, though, describes a more complicated political environment. Tacitus mentions that Nero's death was welcomed by Senators, nobility and the upper-class.[139] The lower-class, slaves, frequenters of the arena and the theater, and "those who were supported by the famous excesses of Nero", on the other hand, were upset with the news.[139] Members of the military were said to have mixed feelings, as they had allegiance to Nero, but were bribed to overthrow him.[104"

Wikipedia page on Nero.

  • Also, the Flavian emperors deliberately invoked the memory of Nero to court favor with the Roman crowds, which is further proof that he was popular with the masses, if not the aristocracy. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 12.146.101.146 (talk) 16:17, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

Dio Reports[edit]

Dion Cassius reports that Othon said the following words before his death "It is far more just that one should perish for all, than many for one" (Roman History,book LXIII ,13) - added that to the article - Babur (*thanks to whoever added the link for the book)

The name Otho[edit]

I seem to think that the name Otto and all its variants (Ottone, Odo, Odone, Oddo etc) are derived from "Otho". Can anyone confirm this? If so perhaps a merge of all these pages would be appropriate. Zargulon 13:42, 25 May 2007 (UTC)