July 19th, 64 AD. Rome is on the brink of disaster. Fire rages through the heart of the empire. Blame will eventually fall on the Emperor, Nero. For 2,000 years he has been accused of fiddling while Rome burned. But, in the fire’s wake, it’s actually Nero who puts the city back on its feet. In the process he will revolutionize western architecture and forever change the face Rome.