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Fiddling While Rome Burns

Posted by Kyle on February 09, 2003

This website, which I have just stumbled onto, is pretty interesting. I have noticed one error though. I quote: Supposedly done by Emperor Nero when Rome was being destroyed - there's no real evidence for this though. That is the reason for where the saying came about. But the error though is the evidence. There is concrete evidence that there is no way he could have possibly fiddled while Rome burned: the fiddle was not invented until the dark ages/ Renaissance (probably spelled wrong). How could Fiddle 1500 years or so before the fiddle was invented?