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die Think of all the other ways a person may die at the hands of Rome being torn by beasts in the arena, being strangled in the Tullianum prison, and, most insipid of all, being ordered to open your veins and bleed yourself to death, like a sacrificial animal Bah Give me a good poison anytime Did not Cleopatra embrace the asp and its poison, leaving her beautiful and stretched out upon her couch I first met the late emperor Nero when he was still a child, still Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus, the name he was born with I saw him at the low point in his life, when he was an abandoned child at the mercy of his uncle Caligula Now, that was someone who gave me a lively string of business His father was dead, his mother, Agrippina, had been banished when he was not even three years old, and his uncle liked to toy with him.I remember he was a likable child well, he remained likable all his life it was a gift but timorous Many things frightened him, especially loud noises and being sent for unexpectedly Caligula had a habit of that sending for people in the middle of the night He once forced me to watch a nocturnal theatrical performance in the palace, featuring himself as Jupiter Sometimes it was harmless, like the playacting other times it ended with the death of the helpless person he had sent for So, Nero let us call him that to avoid confusion, just as I call Caligula Caligula rather than Gaius Caesar Germanicus was precocious in recognizing the danger of the serpent in his uncle.Ah, such memories Here in my cell I find myself returning to them, helping the hours to pass, until that moment when Galba sends for me with a task I know he will IINeroThe moon was round and full It shone on the flat surface of the lake, which was also round, making it appear that the moon itself had expanded and enlarged itself there It rose golden from the encircling hills but soon was a bright white ball high above.It illuminated the wide deck of the ship I was to sit beside my uncle and listen to him intoning praise to the goddess Diana, whose sanctuary was on the shore of the lake and to whom the lake itself was sacred.I remember the flame of the torches that threw a flickering red light on the faces around me, in contrast to the clear bluish white moonlight bathing the wider scene My uncle s face looked not like a human s but like a demon s, with a burning hue.These are all impressions, memories that swirl without being attached to anything The reflection on the water the torches the thin, reedy voice of my uncle the nervous laughter around me the chill in the air I was only three years old, so it is no wonder my memories are disconnected.Then his face shoved up into mine, his silky voice saying, What shall I do with the bitch s whelp More nervous laughter His rough hands grabbed my shoulders and hauled me up, my legs dangling helplessly I shall sacrifice him to the goddess He strode over to the rail and held me over the rippling water I can still see the undulation of the reflected moonlight, waiting for me She wants a human sacrifice, and what worthy than this kin of mine, descendant of the divine Augustus Only the best for Diana, and perhaps a propitiation for the lapse of Augustus, who preferred to worship her brother Apollo There you go And I was flung out over the water, landing with a splash, cold, cold, and I sank, unable to swim or even cry out Then strong hands grasped me, pulled me mercifully out of the water, and I could breathe I was hauled onto the deck, where my uncle stood, hands on hips, laughing Better luck next time, eh, Chaerea You are too softhearted, to rescue such flotsam Anything born of my sister can come to no good IIIAs I sat shivering next to Chaerea I could see down the whole length of the huge boat, see the light dancing on the mosaic covered deck, the moonlight shining on the white marble cabin The madman who had thrown me in the water now paced up and down, laughing Not until I was older did I hear such a laugh again, and it was from a captive hyena, whining and mewling in its cage.Let me off, let me off, let me off this boat, I prayed, to what god I knew not, just whatever god was listening Come, lad, said Chaerea, putting his huge arm around my shoulders You should walk, warm up He pulled me up and marched me up and down the deck, until feeling returned to my numb feet We passed the rowers, whose heads turned as if on stalks to see us as we passed One or two smiled The others looked like the statues that were placed here and there on the deck The shore is close, said Chaerea, holding me up and pointing to it Soon we will be back on it How I got back and when I got back I do not know I have told you, my memories are wispy from this early age and do not join together to make a whole rather, they are like pieces of cloud drifting through the sky of my mind, each portion separate and contained But the horrible memory of the boat ride is burned into my mind.My little bed in my aunts home, where I lived, was narrow and hard I can feel the rough linen when I think about it, but cannot see what else is in the room I know the place was in the country because I heard roosters crow in the morning and I remember gathering eggs, still warm, from a bed of straw I also remember many kinds of butterflies, and flowers on tall stalks, although I know now those were weeds.I called my aunt Butterfly because one of her names was Lepida, which means elegant and graceful, and she was very pretty Her hair was the reddish color of copper with a bit of dust on it, not the bright shiny copper that has just been polished She was my father s younger sister and told me stories about him he who had died before I could know him and about their ancestors When I told her how the sun made her hair glow, she laughed and said, Bronze hair is in our family I can see little glints of it in yours, too, even though it s mainly blond Shall I tell you the story about how it came to be that color Oh, yes I settled in next to her, hoping it would be a long story Well, long ago one of our ancestors saw two tall and handsome young men standing in the road Were they gods I guessed Whenever tall strangers appeared out of nowhere, they were gods Indeed they were the twin gods Castor and Pollux They told our ancestor that the Romans had won a great battle, and to go to Rome and tell everyone To prove that they were gods and telling the truth, they reached out and touched his beard, and it turned instantly from black to red So from then on the family was called Ahenobarbus Bronze Beard Did my father have a red beard I wanted to know about him I wanted to hear that he was a hero and famous and that his death had been tragic I later found out he was none of the above Oh, yes He was a true Ahenobarbus Another unusual thing about our family is that all the men have only two personal names Lucius and Gnaeus Your father was a Gnaeus and you are a Lucius Your grandfather, also a Lucius, was a consul but also a chariot racer A famous one, too I had little ivory play chariots, and I loved racing them against one another on the floor When can I drive a chariot Aunt Butterfly cocked her head, smiling Not for a while yet You have to be very strong to race chariots The horses pull the reins from your hands unless you hold very tight, and the chariot bounces and you have to be careful not to fall out, which is very dangerous Maybe I could have a little chariot, pulled by ponies Perhaps, she said But you are still too young even for that I do remember this conversation about the chariots and the red beards But why I was living with Aunt Butterfly, and what had happened to my mother and father, I still did not know I knew my father was dead, but I did not know about my mother All I knew was that she was not there.Aunt gave me two teachers One was named Paris and he was an actor and a dancer The other was named Castor and he was a barber He shaved the beard of Aunts husband who did not have a bronze beard but a regular brown one and sewed up cuts and did other handy things Paris was only for fun I could not see that he did anything but act and pretend to be someone else First he would tell a story usually it was about a Greek, because they seemed to have the best stories and then he would pretend to be those people In real life, he was dark and not very tall But when he played Apollo, I swear he grew tall before my eyes and his hair lightened No, little one, he would say, laughing That is only your imagination It is the actor s job to make you see and hear things inside your own head Does an actor do magic He glanced around a frightened look flitted over his eyes Of course not The magic happens only in your own thoughts It was not long before I learned that practicing magic was forbidden, and that there was just such practice going on in that household.In some ways it was odd to be the only child in the household I did not have anyone to play with except Paris who was childlike in many ways but still an adult and the children who were slaves Aunt did not like my playing with them but she could not be watching all the time, and what did she expect me to do Let me say it I was lonely Lonely as in alone, as in solitary, as in set apart Aunt kept stressing that being set apart was a special thing, a glorious thing, but it only felt like a punishment to me So I found freedom in playing with the slave children my own age, and freedom in acting out the parts Paris taught me Sometimes I was a god sometimes I was a girl I would be Persephone to his Hades and we always used the proper Greek names, not the Roman ones of Proserpine and Pluto sometimes I was an adult On the stage in actuality just the courtyard I could be anyone In real life, as Aunt kept reminding me, I was the descendant of the divine Augustus and must remember this at all times But, as Paris informed me, I was also the descendant of his adversary Marc Antony, and Marc Antony was a lot fun than the stolid and dull divine Augustus Antony went to the east, to the lands that speak Greek, and to Egypt, and reveled in music, flowers, wine, and the Mysteries of Dionysus He commanded a great fleet of ships and had a wife named Cleopatra, queen of Egypt He Ruined himself, and disgraced himself as a Roman, cut in a sharp voice We turned to see Aunt s husband, Silanus, standing in the doorway It was doubly frightening because he was rarely at home He stepped over to me, bent down, and looked me in the eyes Let Paris tell you the whole story, then Go on, Paris He jerked his head up toward the trembling tutor Uhh he fought a great sea battle against Augustus, at Actium, and he lost More than that, he fled back to Egypt, rather than falling on his sword as any self respecting Roman general should do, finished Silanus Before he had defected to the east, he had married Augustus s sister He left two fine daughters behind, Antonia the Elder and Antonia the Younger You are descended from both of them Never forget you are the heir of the Roman Marc Antony, not the debauched and debased Greek one He was so fierce about it I nodded just to get him to look away Finally he did, standing up and telling Paris to get back to his regular lessons with me, and none of that Greek nonsense.After he was safely gone, I said, But what happened to Marc Antony back in Egypt Augustus pursued him there and he died He is buried in Egypt, not in Rome Now, Egypt is a very interesting place there are ancient ruins and huge pyramids many tombs and all in all, not a bad place to lie for eternity He whispered to me, Antony had other children in Egypt Augustus brought them back here and raised them as Romans Did it work Were they good Romans As far as anyone could tell The girl grew up to be queen of Mauretania, and her son came to Rome later He would have been your cousin What happened to him Caligula had him executed because he dared to wear royal purple in the emperor s presence Now do you see how lucky you were that he only threw you overboard And that he let someone rescue you And only laughed about itPRAISE FOR THE CONFESSIONS OF YOUNG NERO Georges reconstruction of the man, in terms both of his public life and private character, is than a revisiting of fact Its a subtle exploration of identity and the insidious effects of powerConfessions is all about identity How is it made, lost, reinvented Margaret George occupies that blurry space between history and fiction And between Tacitus and Margaret George, I rather think its Georges account that is not only most sympathetic but most truthful.Diana Gabaldon, Washington Post Margaret George has performed about the most audacious act imaginable for a historical novelistan epic work of fiction not merely sympathetic to Nero, but told largely in his own voice I applaud And so, I imagine, does that connoisseur of the arts Nero, watching from Elysium.Steven Saylor, author of Roma The Novel of Ancient Rome George brilliantly recreates past eras and bygone civilizations.Sharon Kay Penman, author of A Kings Ransom A wonderful novel, from the riveting first scene to the breathtaking finale Jennifer Chiaverini, New York Times bestselling author of Fates and Traitorsand Mrs.Lincolns Dressmaker Wow Margaret Georgethe reigning queen of historical fictionis back with this epic saga that vividly re imagines the life of young Nero in all its operatic, dramatic glory.Stephanie Dray, New York Timesbestselling author of Lily of the Nile Margaret George has an incredible talent in that she can stand in the shoes of her protagonist and speak in his or her voice.Barbara Taylor Bradford, author of The Cavendon Luck and A Woman Of Substance Confessions Online Confessions MMORPG I was addicted to WoW After work, it the only thing did Social life went close zero Then quitted because my friends ad family supported me do so of a Public Speaker Scott Berkun As someone who speaks and coaches others speak, Confessions an especially enjoyable 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    • The Confessions of Young Nero
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