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Nero -- as in: the Roman emperor
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  • Gentlemen of the green-baize road who could discourse from personal experience of foreign galleys and home treadmills; spies of strong governments that eternally quake with weakness and miserable fear, broken traitors, cowards, bullies, gamesters, shufflers, swindlers, and false witnesses; some not unmarked by the branding-iron beneath their dirty braid; all with more cruelty in them than was in Nero, and more crime than is in Newgate.

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  • Nero had his mother executed.
  • Our enemy is Emperor Nero.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo

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