Is Trump the New Nero?

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 12:00am

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It's become fashionable to compare the United States to ancient Rome. Some have gone so far as to say Trump is a latter day Nero, obsessed with image, and fiddling while Rome burns. How real is this bar-stool trope? Host Marco Werman speaks with classical author, Barry Strauss, professor at Cornell University about his new book, "Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine."