Event: Tiberius Claudius Nero Caesar son of Gnaius Domitius Ahenobarbus from Rome (Italy)

Record ID 3437
Person Tiberius Claudius Nero Caesar son of Gnaius Domitius Ahenobarbus from Rome in Italy
Contest Olympia in Olympia (Elis)
Discipline equestrian: dexippon
Age Category
Date 65 - 68
Achievement V
Comment: According to Dio Cassius, 63.14.1, Nero, while competing in chariot racing at the Olympics, fell off during the race and was almost crushed. He could not have won but was crowned victor nevertheless. The same event also seems to have been recorded by Suetonius, who writes that Nero rode a decemiugis (ten-yoked chariot).