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The History of Make-BelieveTacitus on Imperial Rome$
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Holly Haynes

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780520236509

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520236509.001.0001

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Nero

Nero

The Specter of Civil War

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(p.34) 2 Nero
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The History of Make-Believe
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Holly Haynes

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520236509.003.0003

This chapter pairs Galba and Otho with the so-called specter of Nero, which represents public disorientation at the imbalance within a familiar ideological structure. Neither of these first two pretenders can overcome its influence.

Keywords:   Galba, Otho, Nero, public disorientation

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