William Sterling

Nero’s Women

This lecture was given on 22 June 2021 as part of the City Lit/British Museum/University College London Classics Week based around the British Museum exhibition on Nero.

The text of the lecture.

Neros women

A PDF version of the slides that went with the lecture.

Nero’s Women Classics Week 2021 Lecture PDF

The two musical extracts played in the lecture.

“Ho un non so che nel cor” from Handel’s Agrippina sung by Joyce di Donato

“Amici, è giunta l’hora” from Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea. Seneca has been forced to commit suicide and says farewell to his friends as they try to persuade him not to die.

This is a repeat of the lecture on my YouTube Channel