Person: Tiberius Claudius Nero Caesar son of Gnaius Domitius Ahenobarbus from Rome (Italy)

Person ID: 337
Name: Tiberius Claudius Nero Caesar
Father's Name: Gnaius Domitius Ahenobarbus
Place of Origin: Rome (Italy)
Date Range: 65 to 68
List of Festivals:
Aktia in Nikopolis (Epeiros)
Isthmia in Corinth (Corinthia)
Nemea in Nemea (Kleonaia)
Olympia in Olympia (Elis)
Pythia in Delphi (Phokis)
List of Events:
Aktia in Nikopolis (Epeiros) on ( 66 to 66 )
Nemea in Nemea (Kleonaia) on ( 65 to 68 )
Pythia in Delphi (Phokis) on ( 65 to 68 )
Olympia in Olympia (Elis) on ( 65 to 68 )
Pythia in Delphi (Phokis) on ( 65 to 68 )
Olympia in Olympia (Elis) on ( 65 to 68 )
Isthmia in Corinth (Corinthia) on ( 67 to 67 )
List of Disciplines:
music: ___
riding: ___
theatre: hypokrisis (tragoidos)
List of Agonistic Titles:
List of References:
D.C. 63.10.1
D.C. 63.14.1
D.C. 63.18.2-3
D.C. 63.20.5
Euseb. Chron. p. 156(?) (ed. Schöne)
Hieron. Chron. a.2084
Philostr. VA 4.24
Suet. Ner. 24.2
Suet. Ner. 25.1
List of Prosopographies:
Farrington (2012), no. 1.149
Moretti (1957), no. 790
Moretti (1957), no. 791
Moretti (1957), no. 792
Moretti (1957), no. 793
Moretti (1957), no. 794
Moretti (1957), no. 795
Strasser (2001), no. 163
Sarikakis (1965), no. 31
Comment: Roman emperor from 54 to 68 A.D. Cassius Dio records that Nero went to Greece to become periodonikes (ἵνα καὶ περιοδονίκης, ὡς ἔλεγε, γένηται, D.C. 63.8.3). For what it's worth, his soldiers, and the people of Rome and the senators, upon Nero's return to Rome are said to have praised him as Πυθιονίκην τε αὐτὸν καὶ Ὀλυμπιονίκην καὶ περιοδονίκην παντονίκην, always in combination with 'Caesar' or 'Augustus' (ἐφ᾿ ἑκάστῳ τόν τε Καίσαρα καὶ τὸν Αὔγουστον ἀκροτελεύτιον εἶναι, D.C. 63.10.1; this is also recorded in D.C. 63.20.5). There are several sources referring to Nero's victories, both in musical disciplines (as herald, tragoidos, and kitharoidos) and in chariot racing. An exhaustive search has not been conducted for this database. Cassius Dio records a total of 1808 victories for him (D.C. 63.21.1) - PK/CT Sarikakis bases Nero's victory of the Isthmia, Pythia and Aktia as tragoidos and kitharoidos on Eus. Chron. p. 156, which is a translation of Hieron. Chron. a.2084. Note that Hieron. was writing in the 2nd-3rd c. CE, and is translating Eusebius’ Chronicon, who was writing in the early 4th c. Because they are so far removed from Nero’s reign, we must question the validity of these victories. - IL Cf. Kennell, AJPh 109 (1988) pp. 239-251 for a discussion of Nero’s tour of Greece in 66/67 AD based on literary and numismatic evidence (SEG 38.1942)