Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Nero's revolving dining room, er, ceiling

Nero's revolving dining room has been unearthed by archaeologists in Rome says AP.
It seems to fit in with Suetonius' account in the Lives of the Caesars but the impression given by all the news coverage is that the actual room moved.

But it is more likely that the roof revolved (see Graves' translation of Suetonius below). It's a great discovery but it's sloppy journalism.

For more on Nero, and he was quite a guy, go here.

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