Did not gaze upon the atrocities which he ordered;
Agr Chapter 45: What Agricola did not see

Nero was the first emperor who needed another man's eloquence.
Ann Book XIII Chapter 3: The funeral of Claudius

Nero, who in a slave's disguise, so as to be unrecognized, would wander through the streets of Rome, to brothels and taverns, with comrades, who seized on goods exposed for sale and inflicted wounds on any whom they encountered, some of these last knowing him so little that he even received blows himself, and showed the marks of them in his face.
Ann Book XIII Chapter 25: Nero's vices

Cluvius relates that Agrippina in her eagerness to retain her influence went so far that more than once at midday, when Nero, even at that hour, was flushed with wine and feasting, she presented herself attractively attired to her half intoxicated son and offered him her person
Ann Book XIV Chapter 2: The Murder of Agrippina Minor. She tries to seduce Nero

Many years before Agrippina had anticipated this end for herself and had spurned the thought. For when she consulted the astrologers about Nero, they replied that he would be emperor and kill his mother. Let him kill her, she said, provided he is emperor.
Ann Book XIV Chapter 9: The Murder of Agrippina Minor. Her funeral

He had long had a fancy for driving a four-horse chariot, and a no less degrading taste for singing to the harp, in a theatrical fashion, when he was at dinner.
Ann Book XIV Chapter 14: Nero as an artist

Nero however, that he might not be known only for his accomplishments as an actor, also affected a taste for poetry, and drew round him persons who had some skill in such compositions, but not yet generally recognised.
Ann Book XIV Chapter 14: Nero as an artist

Nero, the same year, established a gymnasium, where oil was furnished to knights and senators after the lax fashion of the Greeks
Ann Book XIV Chapter 47: Death of Memmius Regulus

A yet keener impulse urged Nero to show himself frequently on the public stage. Hitherto he had sung in private houses or gardenss, during the juvenile games, but these he now despised, as being but little frequented, and on too small a scale for so fine a voice.
Ann Book XV Chapter 33: Nero as an artist

A rumour had gone forth everywhere that, at the very time when the city was in flames, the emperor appeared on a private stage and sang of the destruction of Troy, comparing present misfortunes with the calamities of antiquity.
Ann Book XV Chapter 39: Fire in Rome. Nero sings

Consequently, to get rid of the report, Nero fastened the guilt and the most exquisite tortures on a class hated for their abominations, called Christians by the populace. Christus, from whom the name had its origin, suffered the extreme penalty during the reign of Tiberius at the hands of one of our procurators, Pontius Pilatus, and a most mischievous superstition, thus checked for the moment, again broke out not only in Judaea, the first source of the evil, but even in Rome, where all things hideous and shameful from every part of the world find their centre and become popular. Accordingly, an arrest was first made of all who pleaded guilty; then, upon their information, an immense multitude was convicted, not so much of the crime of firing the city, as of hatred against mankind. Mockery of every sort was added to their deaths. Covered with the skins of beasts, they were torn by dogs and perished, or were nailed to crosses, or were doomed to the flames and burnt, to serve as a nightly illumination, when daylight had expired.
Ann Book XV Chapter 44: Prosecution of the Christians

That it mattered not as to the disgrace if a harp-player were removed and a tragic actor succeeded him.
Ann Book XV Chapter 65: The conspiracy of Piso. Subrius Flavus
By Subrius Flavus

Questioned by Nero as to the motives which had led him on to forget his oath of allegiance, "I hated you," he replied; "yet not a soldier was more loyal to you while you deserved to be loved. I began to hate you when you became the murderer of your mother and your wife, a charioteer, an actor, and an incendiary.
Ann Book XV Chapter 67: The conspiracy of Piso. Death of Subrius Flavus

First, he recited a poem on the stage; then, at the importunate request of the rabble that he would make public property of all his accomplishments (these were their words), he entered the theatre, and conformed to all the laws of harp-playing, not sitting down when tired, nor wiping off the perspiration with anything but the garment he wore, or letting himself be seen to spit or clear his nostrils. Last of all, on bended knee he saluted the assembly with a motion of the hand, and awaited the verdict of the judges with pretended anxiety.
Ann Book XVI Chapter 4: Nero gets prizes

There was a story that Vespasian was insulted by Phoebus, a freedman, for closing his eyes in a doze, and that having with difficulty been screened by the intercessions of the well disposed, he escaped imminent destruction through his grander destiny.
Ann Book XVI Chapter 5: Danger of a performance. Vespasian

Poppaea died from a casual outburst of rage in her husband, who felled her with a kick when she was pregnant.
Ann Book XVI Chapter 6: Death of Poppaea

The emperor thought nothing charming or elegant in luxury unless Petronius had expressed to him his approval of it
Ann Book XVI Chapter 18: Death of Petronius

Rome was wasted by conflagrations, its oldest temples consumed, and the Capitol itself fired by the hands of citizens. Sacred rites were profaned; there was profligacy in the highest ranks; the sea was crowded with exiles, and its rocks polluted with bloody deeds. In the capital there were yet worse horrors. Nobility, wealth, the refusal or the acceptance of office, were grounds for accusation, and virtue ensured destruction. The rewards of the informers were no less odious than their crimes; for while some seized on consulships and priestly offices, as their share of the spoil, others on procuratorships, and posts of more confidential authority, they robbed and ruined in every direction amid universal hatred and terror. Slaves were bribed to turn against their masters, and freedmen to betray their patrons; and those who had not an enemy were destroyed by friends.
His Book I Chapter 2: Introduction (cont.)

Nothing that was not abominable and a public bane could be born of Agrippina and himself.
Stn Nero, Chapter 6: The youth of Nero
By Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus

He read his poems too, not only at home but in the theatre as well, so greatly to the delight of all that a thanksgiving was voted because of his recital, while that part of his poems was inscribed in letters of gold and dedicated to Jupiter Capitolinus.
Stn Nero, Chapter 10: His first actions (cont.)

Punishment was inflicted on the Christians, a class of men given to a new and mischievous superstition.
Stn Nero, Chapter 16: Punishment of abuses

A humble art affords us daily bread.
Stn Nero, Chapter 40: Insurrection of Vindex
By Nero

It also had not failed of notice that the last piece which he sang in public was " Oedipus in Exile," and that he ended with the line: "Wife, father, mother, drive me to my death."
Stn Nero, Chapter 46: Omens
By Nero

What an artist the world is losing
Stn Nero, Chapter 49: Suicide of Nero
By Nero

Hark, now strikes on my ear the trampling of swift-footed coursers!
Stn Nero, Chapter 49: Suicide of Nero

They say that a lion had been specially trained for him to kill naked in the arena of the amphitheatre before all the people, with a club or by the clasp of his arms
Stn Nero, Chapter 53: A craze for popularity

He had Galba's property exposed to sale, which when Galba heard of he sequestered all that was Nero's in Spain, and found far readier bidders.
Plt Galba Chapter 5: Galba becomes emperor