The Twelve Caesars - Chapter 8, Otho Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8, Otho Summary and Analysis

Otho is born on April 25, AD 32. He is beaten a lot as a child because he is so wild, and when he gets older he captures drunken wanderers and throws them in blankets. He ends up using an older woman to get connected with Nero and with her help becomes Nero's favorite confidant. Nero has taken Poppaea Sibina from her husband to be his mistress, and makes Otho her protector. Otho ends up falling in love with her and Nero banishes him to Lusitania, making him governor. He governs Lusitania for ten years and takes the first chance he can to take revenge on Nero by joining forces with his enemy, Galba. Though Otho does all he can to please Galba to try to get adopted by him, Galba chooses Piso as an adopted son instead. Otho is so...

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