Nero Roman emperor cut-out-sheets
Nero: controversial emperor in the Roman Empire
Rome, from the middle of the 1st century BC was characterised by inner political fights for power, the throne and emperor's crown. From 54 to 68 Nero was the last emperor of the Julian-Claudian dynasty. Nero considered himself always as an artist, took part in singing contests and olympic games. Here often he won with corruption. His lifestyle was hedonistic and sumptuous. About this behaviour the Roman upper class was angry. The years fo peace, which firstly characterised Nero as a ruler, did not interest anymore.
- last Roman emperor of the Julian-Claudian dynasty
- artist and lover of art
- supporter of art
- thoughtful, sensible ruler
- subjugation and peace in foreign dominions
- was confronted with conspiracies, character assassination, intrigues and corruption out of the own family
For example Nero is accused of the fire of Rome and the first persecution of Christians. Historically provable is, the at the time of the fire Nero was not in Rome. Houses and streets were built closely together, often there were fire in Rome, he opened houses for homeless, lowered the cereals' prices and changed building laws for proceeding more fire safety.
Cut-out-sheets Nero - Roman Emperor
The cut-out-sheets of Nero especially images his artistic and creative side, presented with a harp. The strawberry blond hair and blue eyes picture the real appearance of Nero. The victor's laurels in the case of Nero can be interpreted as a sign of the ruling of an emperor or as well as a symbol for his artistic, inner political and philanthropic vision. Tunic, cape and sandals are common clothes of the upper class and appear simple, plain and functional.
The cut-out-sheets consist out of stable paper, include two pages, a simple level of difficulty and are suited for children from 6 years or of primary school's age.
Suggestions for learning tasks in lessons, after constructing:
write them down and look for other advantages for a culturally guided way of living together.
- What aspects have to be looked at?
- By what was the human basic attitude influenced?
- How had violations had to be treated and managed?
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