A report on Nero and Anicetus (freedman)

Bust, Musei Capitolini, Rome
An aureus of Nero and his mother, Agrippina, c. 54. Caption: NERONIS CAES MATER AGRIPP. AVG. DIVI CLAVD. / NERONI CLAVD. DIVI F. CAES. AVG. GERM. IMP. TR. P. – EX SC
Bust of Nero, National Museum in Oslo
Bust of Nero as pharaoh
Emperor Nero being instructed by Seneca, work by Spanish sculptor Eduardo Barrón
Coin of Nero and Poppaea Sabina Billon tetradrachm of Alexandria, Egypt, 25 mm, 12.51 gr. Obverse: radiate head right; ΝΕΡΩ. ΚΛΑΥ. ΚΑΙΣ. ΣΕΒ. ΓΕΡ. ΑΥ. Reverse: draped bust of Poppaea right; ΠΟΠΠΑΙΑ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗ. Year LI = 10 = 63–64.
The Fire of Rome by Hubert Robert (1785)
A marble bust of Nero, Antiquarium of the Palatine.
An 1815 illustration of the alleged tomb of Nero; actually tomb of proconsul Caius Vibius Marianus.
Apotheosis of Nero, c. after 68. Artwork portraying Nero rising to divine status after his death.
Head of Nero from an oversized statue. Glyptothek, Munich
A circa 18th century woodcut of the historian Josephus (c. 37–100) who accused other historians of slandering Nero.
Nero's Torches, Henryk Siemiradzki

Anicetus was a freedman of the Roman emperor Nero, who – along with the freedman Beryllus – tutored the young emperor.

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According to Suetonius, Nero had his former freedman Anicetus arrange a shipwreck; Agrippina survived the wreck, swam ashore and was executed by Anicetus, who reported her death as a suicide.

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Bust, Musei Capitolini, Rome

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Portrait head of Claudia Octavia, National Museum of Rome

Claudia Octavia

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Roman empress.

Roman empress.

Portrait head of Claudia Octavia, National Museum of Rome
Bust of Octavia, Cleveland Museum of Art
Coin of Claudia Octavia
Bust of Poppaea Sabina, National Archaeological Museum, Madrid
Poppaea Brings the Head of Octavia to Nero by Giovanni Muzzioli (1876)

After her mother's death and father's remarriage to her cousin Agrippina the Younger, she became the stepsister of the future Emperor Nero.

These came to an end in March 59 when Nero, possibly at the urging of Poppaea, murdered his mother, doing so with the assistance of Anicetus, a former tutor of Nero's who had become an admiral.

A bust at the National Museum, Warsaw

Agrippina the Younger

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Roman empress from 49 to 54 AD, the fourth wife and niece of Emperor Claudius.

Roman empress from 49 to 54 AD, the fourth wife and niece of Emperor Claudius.

A bust at the National Museum, Warsaw
During the reign of Caligula, coins like the one pictured here were issued depicting his three sisters, Drusilla, Livilla, and Agrippina the Younger.
Messalina holding her son Britannicus (Louvre)
Coins of Agrippina and Claudius as the de facto co-rulers of the empire
Marble bust of Nero. Antiquarium of the Palatine.
Sculpture of Agrippina crowning her young son Nero (c. AD 54 –59)
Gustav Wertheimer: The Shipwreck of Agrippina (1874)

She maneuvered her son Nero into the line of succession.

Tacitus claims that Nero considered poisoning or stabbing her, but felt these methods were too difficult and suspicious, so he settled on – after the advice of his former tutor Anicetus – building a self-sinking boat.