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Nero's banquets in Baiae

Clip: Season 16 Episode 3 | 3m 31s

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Nero was a cruel, eccentric psychopath who persecuted Christians and, it’s said, burned Rome to the ground. Baiae was his escape where he could indulge in his sadistic fantasies. Nero spent a fortune on indulgent banquets in Baiae. But these banquets weren’t just about food. They featured sex and debauchery.

Aired: 03/29/17 | Rating: NR

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