Nerone. The Roman emperor was also a sports enthusiast

Nerone. The Roman emperor was also a sports enthusiast

The passion for sport It is perhaps one of the least known aspects of the bizarre personality Nerone, instead it was one of the Roman emperors more attracted by the art ludic.

Not only to allow the performance of “sue” Neronias in 65 d.C. he postponed the planned Olympic Games al 67 d.C., but even he tried his hand at creating races that met with great success.

Nero was in fact the inventor of racing chariot with 10 cavalli, as well as being the creator of literary challenges such as between tragedians and one for lyre, arising from its many more notes without passions, those for theater and music (Photo gives: ilgiornale.it).