Originally Posted by gwynplaine
Interesting. I like the other story too
Anyway it's probably hard to know for sure what really happened in these ancient times.
Yep. Nero wan't even in Rome when the city was in flames. He was in his summer residence Antium (where he was born). Some historians guess he had assistants who set the city on fire so he could build a "New Rome" aka Neropolis. But that is also not for sure.
There's only one thing for sure. Nero never played a fiddle because violins were invented during the renaissance - one thousand years later.