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Nero’s Attitude to religion and Cults

Nero’s Attitude to religion and Cults

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Nero’s attitude to religion and cults was open. In line with ancient Roman culture he was a polytheist, aligning himself with the god Apollo. He admired Greek and exotic eastern culture which inspired him to become a self-proclaimed living divinity. This put him on a direct collision course with monotheists like the Jews and Christians who refused to accept the divine supremacy of Jupiter, the Capitoline triad and the Emperor himself.


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