Virginie Girod SEASON 2022 - 202305h00, January 24, 2023

Listen to the rest of the story of the Roman Emperor Nero, told by historian Virginie Girod, in an unpublished story in two episodes.

Nero's mother, Agrippina the Younger, did everything to bring her son to power.

To achieve her goal, she married her uncle and then she killed him.

She surrounded herself with the philosopher Seneca and the prefect of the Praetorian Guard Burrus to find support in the aristocracy and among the military.

At first, Nero appreciates what his mother does for him, but Seneca and Burrus push him to rebellion.

From now on, he wants to reign alone but his mother does not agree.

Nero sees only one solution to get rid of her: kill her.

The idea germinates when his mother is accused of plotting against him... This story is a Europe 1 Studio production.

Subjects covered: Rome - Roman Empire - Nero - Antiquity - Minerva - Agrippina - Caligula - Britannicus - Claudius - Brutus - Seneca

"At the heart of history" is a Europe 1 Studio podcast. 

Writing and presentation: Virginie Girod 

- Producer: Adele Humbert 

- Artistic direction: Adèle Humbert and Julien Tharaud 

- Directed by: Clement Ibrahim 

- Original music: Julien Tharaud 

- Additional music: Julien Tharaud and Sébastien Guidis 

- Communication: Kelly Decroix 

- Distribution and writing: Eloise Bertil 

- Visual: Sidonie Mangin

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