Monday, August 4, 2008

THE ROMAN IDOL

Emperor Nero in singing mood!



If America has American Idol,
Rome had Roman Idol!


After becoming Emperor of Rome, Nero's dearest ambition was to sing in public, according to the Roman chronicler Suetonius. After taking lessons, he made his debut in Naples. An earth tremor shook the theater, causing some of the audience to depart while Nero continued singing. At a later performance elsewhere, he had the gates locked so no one could leave while he was on stage. Some women gave birth in the stands. Some men, tired out with listening and applauding, furtively leaped over the walls. Three clever citizens tricked the guards into letting them through an exit: one pretended to be dead and the other two carried him out.


7 comments:

ramon1338@yahoo.com said...

Ha ha ha! This is funny! Where did you get this info. It wasn't in our History Book! You and your wide imagination!

Bay Martin said...

It is funny! When I stumbled on the article, I was really LOL! Very amusing!

Monching said...

I was with a friend last night and told him about your blog, in particular, Emperor Nero. He was really laughing. He said, he would visit your site one of these days.

Bay Martin said...

He is always welcome to visit my blog. My colleagues are getting interested to do some bloggings, too. They read my entries.

Monching said...

Mi mi mi mi mi.... mi mi mi mi mi .... la la la la la !!! I'm vocalizing baka matalo si Emperor Nero aaarrrggghhh!!!

Bay Martin said...

There is no amount of vocalization that will you improve your voice. Magtanim ka na lang ng swamp cabbage.

Bay Martin said...

Erratum:

First line should read: "....that will help you improve..."

Sori, di ko na ine-edit ang mga replies ko.