Is there anything good to say about Nero Claudius?

Jun 2013
Nero doesn't rank up there with other rulers. Even his own people didn't care for him.
He fancied himself as an "artsy" type. There is some truth to that. He started a lot of municipal beautification projects. Naturally the people were taxed for these project.
Nero also designed the coinage. He wanted the best art on coins. Coins from his time are the high point of classical Roman art.