Undergraduate Honors Theses

Thesis Defended

Fall 2015

Document Type

Thesis

Type of Thesis

Departmental Honors

Department

Classics

First Advisor

Andrew Cain

Second Advisor

Sarah James

Third Advisor

Anne Lester

Abstract

The plausible causes of Nero's infamous nature are explored through evidence gathered from numismatic imagery and historical accounts. His peculiar weight gain is of particular interest and investigated in relationship to possible Cushing's syndrome. His behaviors and physical descriptions from historians are investigated for possible causes of his notoriously maniacal legacy.