Nero was the 5th Emperor of Rome and the last of Rome’s first dynasty. He ruled at a time of great social and political change, overseeing momentous events such as the Great Fire of Rome. His governance was focused on trade, diplomacy and culture at such an extent that he cared more about the arts and not so much about ruling his empire. He made public appearances as an actor, poet and musician, which scandalized the Roman aristocrats as these occupations were the domain of slaves and entertainers. As Nero's behavior became more erratic, his enemies became bolder and the Senate condemned him to death. Nero fled Rome and eventually committed suicide at the age of 30.