[The emperor Nero as an example of the actor and singer in ancient Rome (author's transl)]
Journal/Book: Hno. 1979; 27: 278-82.
Abstract: The question of what importance the human voice had as a means of expression in the Roman Empire and how orators, actors and singers trained and developed their voices can be seen in the example of the Emperor Nero (37--68 AD). The historians of late antiquity (in particular, Sueton and Tacitus) reported a deeper insight into Nero's complex personality. As a result, a number of details are known about his training as an artist as these relate to his appearance in public as an actor and singer. These findings can also be regarded as characteristic for the epoch of the time.
Keyword(s): Music|HI. Voice|