Great Fire of Rome

The Great Fire of Rome (Latin: Magnum Incendium Romae) was an urban fire that occurred beginning 19 July AD 64.

Read more about Great Fire Of Rome:  Background, Rumors of Arson and The Persecution of Christians, Historical Accounts, Modern Scholarship

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Emperor Nero - Emperor - Great Fire of Rome
... The Great Fire of Rome erupted on the night of 18 July to 19 July 64 ... The fire started at the southeastern end of the Circus Maximus in shops selling flammable goods ... The extent of the fire is uncertain ...
Great Fire Of Rome - Modern Scholarship
... agree with Tacitus and believe that Nero probably did not cause the fire ... It is postulated that the fire had been intentionally started to create room for Nero's Domus Aurea, but the fire started 1 km (0.6 miles) away from the ... Moreover, the fire destroyed parts of Nero's own palace, the Domus Transitoria ...

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