So…yeah. Sometimes Genn and I will look at each other after an episode ends and go, “did all that actually happen?” This was definitely one of those.
Our sources for this one were pretty much the same as for Praetorian Guard, Part 1. Here are our most excellent modern sources:
As always, Suetonius can be counted on to give us the dirt on people like Caligula and Nero:
We have Cassius Dio to thank for his haunting account of Nero’s death (it’s in Book 63):
And we definitely leaned on Tacitus’ Annals and Histories here as well.