Agrippina is the widow of Domitius Enobarb of Nero’s father and the second widow of Emperor Claudius. With the help of intrigues and crimes, Nero was elevated to the throne afterwards was killed by his order. A. – one of the most important characters in the tragedy. Moving away from the image of heroes possessing virtue capable of weakness and causing fear and compassion to the viewer at the same time as it was in Andromache, the playwright followed the way of Seneca by dividing the Britannic characters into positive compassionate (Britannicus Junia Burr) and negative fears (Nero Narcissus ). Only A. to some extent continues the line “Andromache”.
Nero – the Roman emperor son of Agrippina and Domitius Enobarba (Agenobarba), brother Brittany, poisoned
Experiencing jealousy N. simultaneously “amuses himself with the game” watching the martyrdom of Britannica and Junia. Founding Britannica on her knees before her lover after she explained the reason for her forced coldness, N. could bring her threat to execution but does it later and not openly but perfidiously. Announcing his desire to reconcile with Britannic N. invites him to a feast and brings it to the bowl of poison. Unaware of treachery N. Britannic drinks for friendship and the same dies.