Nero, or the Fall of Rome

(SocietÓ Anonima Ambrosio, 1909)

Poppea, covetous of the throne, seduces Nero into having his wife Octavia killed so that she might be the future empress. The public turns on Nero when they learn what he has done and his assassination seems eminent. To save himself, he orders Rome be burned to the ground. The mob is distracted, but Nero is unable to escape his own conscience.

Also known as Nero; or, the Burning of Rome and Nerone.


Starring Alberto Capozzi and Lydia De Roberti
Directed by Luigi Maggi




Image quality:



480p SD


12 minutes


Additional content

  • An original, scene-specific piano score compiled from period appropriate photoplay music.
  • Color-tinted sequences.



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