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Reply Sat 14 Jun, 2003 09:13 am
I am looking for an image of Nero fiddling while Rome burns for a powerpoint presentation. I have scoured the internet and worded my search every way I can think of. No luck.

Can you help me out?
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Anon
 
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Reply Sat 14 Jun, 2003 09:32 am
Bi-Polar:

How's this??

http://www.lovestarz.com/neronio.html

Anon
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blueveinedthrobber
 
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Reply Sat 14 Jun, 2003 09:32 am
anon, nothing showed up
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Anon
 
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Reply Sat 14 Jun, 2003 09:34 am
Bi-Polar:

Try it now!

Anon
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 14 Jun, 2003 09:35 am
http://www.lovestarz.com/nerocover.jpg




let's see if this works
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 14 Jun, 2003 09:39 am
http://www.hermes-press.com/nero3.jpg




well this one's a hoot and a holler ! Laughing

it's from the american world empire click
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blueveinedthrobber
 
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Reply Sat 14 Jun, 2003 09:40 am
e beth that's okay, but I'm not sure how to cut the text out of the image....
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Piffka
 
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Reply Sat 14 Jun, 2003 09:41 am
Maybe that's because he probably didn't use a fiddle, but a lyre.

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From the Catholic Encyclopedia: The older authors, Tacitus and Suetonius, say clearly, and the testimony of all later heathen and Christian writers concurs with them, that Nero himself gave the order to set the capital on fire, and that the people at large believed this report. Nero was in Antium when he heard that Rome was in flames, he hastened thither, and is said to have ascended the tower of Maecenas, and looking upon the sea of flame in which Rome lay engulfed, to have sung on his lyre the song of the ruin of Ilium.


Tacitus, in his Annals, is supposed to have mentioned this. If you can find a copy with some illustrations, that might have what you're looking for.

Looking at Google IMAGES under Rome Burning and Rome Nero, I saw two different images of "Nero Fiddling" --

http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:EVwU9aQbD9AC:images.burningman.com/gallery/mduane.2213.jpg

http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:eMC1Vy-UV6gC:www.mavmuse.com/img/rome1.gif
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 14 Jun, 2003 09:42 am
http://www.wisdc.org/neroblue.gif

this one is from Fiddling While the Dome Burns - Wisconsin Democracy Campaign 2002 Nero Awards click
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 14 Jun, 2003 09:45 am
i quite like that little blue guy - i also found him using 'fiddling nero' as my key words


BPBear - the first one I posted was from Anon's link (in case it still wasn't popping up for you)
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blueveinedthrobber
 
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Reply Sat 14 Jun, 2003 10:01 am
i spent the whole morning typing every combination of Nero, fiddling, rome, art I could think of and came up blank...I must not be living right.

btw the image will be captioned with a quote from Pete Townsend."Pick up my guitar and play..just like yesterday...then I'll get on my knees and pray we won't get fooled again"
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 14 Jun, 2003 10:07 am
were you in Google Web or Google Image, BPBear?
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blueveinedthrobber
 
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Reply Sat 14 Jun, 2003 10:26 am
google web...I never heard of google image....
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 14 Jun, 2003 10:49 am
BPBear , When you're at the Google site - look under the word Google - you'll see ... web ... images ... groups ... directory ... news

click on images - type those key words in - and you'll have discovered our 'trick' !


the news part of the site is handy as well
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sat 14 Jun, 2003 11:54 am
Another opinion about the burning of Rome. http://www.ga.k12.pa.us/Academics/MS/8th/Rome/nero.html
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Palehorse
 
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Reply Fri 20 Jun, 2003 12:28 pm
Nero fiddling
BI - POLAR BEAR
i just got back from an xtensive web search, even went to the Louvre in France. Razz The problem seems to be that no serious artist has portrayed Cesear Nero fiddling while Rome burned because the fiddle was not invented at that time Sad . HOWEVER, i had my best avalible search's with Ask Jeeves .com . Very Happy i hand the baton to you because my attention is needed elsewhere.
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Portal Star
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jul, 2003 12:22 pm
Re: Nero fiddling
Palehorse wrote:
BI - POLAR BEAR
i just got back from an xtensive web search, even went to the Louvre in France. Razz The problem seems to be that no serious artist has portrayed Cesear Nero fiddling while Rome burned because the fiddle was not invented at that time Sad . HOWEVER, i had my best avalible search's with Ask Jeeves .com . Very Happy i hand the baton to you because my attention is needed elsewhere.


http://www.emory.edu/MUSIC/ARNOLD/VIOLIN.HTML

No, but they did have a precursor to the violin. It also depends on when the painting was painted (painters have a tendency to be chronologically incorrect -what's the word for that?)
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