1

After the Pisonian conspiracy, if would make sense for Nero to have someone test his food for poison before eating it. But I cannot find evidence of food tasters for Roman Emperors. Any help would be appreciated!

  • 3
    Quick google for 'food taster Nero gives Halotus – Lars Bosteen Jun 5 '18 at 17:11
  • 1
    D'oh! That's what I get for reading books... THANK YOU! – Rich Wilkes Jun 5 '18 at 19:30
  • 2
    Given the fact that (or his mom) he had poisoned Brittanicus to inherit the throne, and later tried to poison his dearest mommy, I'm pretty sure he had a food taster long before the Pisonian plot. – Jos Jun 6 '18 at 2:11

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.