What Event Did Nero Add to the Olympics

what event did nero add to the olympics

Nero, the infamous Roman Emperor, added a new event to the Olympics in ancient times: singing. The singing competition was called the “kitharode,” and contestants were accompanied by a lyre. Nero himself participated in the event and, unsurprisingly, was declared the winner. Remarkably, the kitharode was only held during Nero’s reign and was not continued by future emperors.