A Complete Descent into Narcissism
A Review of
The Splendor Before the Dark:
A Novel of the Emperor Nero
Hardback: Berkley, 2018
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Reviewed by J. Brent Bill
Nero. A name that invokes disgust and a certain residual fear in many Christians hearts and minds. After all, this is man who, after fiddling as he burned Rome, then blamed the fiery holocaust on the Christians and had them persecuted and put to death in horrible ways.
Or at least that’s the story many of us learned in Sunday school classes. What we learned had some basis in ancient writing.