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www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/romans/christianityromanempire_article_01.shtml

Feb 17, 2011 ... Christians were first, and horribly, targeted for persecution as a group by the emperor Nero in 64 AD. A colossal fire broke out at Rome, and ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persecution_of_Christians_in_the_Roman_Empire

General persecution of Christians in the empire began with the Neronian persecution under the emperor Nero ( r . 54–68) and Marcus Aurelius ( r . 161– 180).

www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/christians.htm

In order to deflect these accusations and placate the people, Nero laid blame for the fire on the Christians. The emperor ordered the arrest of a few members of ...

theconversation.com/mythbusting-ancient-rome-throwing-christians-to-the-lions-67365

Nov 21, 2016 ... The emperor Nero is referred to as the first persecutor of the Christians by Lactantius. After the Great Fire of Rome in A.D. 64, when rumours ...

christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/persecution-in-early-church-gallery

Persecution in the Early Church: A Gallery of the Persecuting Emperors · Claudius (41–54) · Perhaps the first to persecute Christians—inadvertently · Nero (5...

www.biblestudytools.com/history/foxs-book-of-martyrs/the-first-persecution-under-nero-a-d-67.html

... of the Church took place in the year 67, under Nero, the sixth emperor of Rome . ... determined to lay the whole upon the Christians, at once to excuse himself, ...

landmarkevents.org/neros-persecutions-begin-a-d-64

Jul 23, 2019 ... In A.D. 64, the first systematic slaughter of Christians began, sponsored by the Roman emperor Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, ...

www.christiancourier.com/articles/623-nero-caesar-and-the-christian-faith

The ruler seized upon a plan. Due to the fact that Roman sentiment was hostile toward Christianity, the emperor would blame the followers of Jesus for this crime .

johnchristy.com/neros-persecution-of-christians

Jan 20, 2019 ... This flew directly in the self-deified face of Roman Emperors. Particularly, Emperor Nero who felt that this “mischievous superstition”must be ...

brians.wsu.edu/2016/11/14/tacitus-neros-persecution-of-the-christians

Nov 14, 2016 ... In 64 CE Rome underwent a catastrophic fire, which some believed had been set at the orders of the emperor himself. Tacitus claims that Nero ...