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  I, Claudius - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I, Claudius is a novel by English writer Robert Graves, first published in 1934, that deals sympathetically with the life of the Roman Emperor Claudius and the history of the Julio-Claudian Dynasty and Roman Empire, from Julius Caesar's assassination in 44 BC to Caligula's assassination in AD 41.
Claudius writes his memoirs in Greek, which he believes will remain "the chief literary language of the world." This allows Graves to explore the etymology of Latin words (like the origins of the names "Livia" and "Caesar") that would otherwise be apparent to a native-born Latin speaker like Claudius.
The historical Claudius' extant speech to the senate on voting and juries, his translated letters to the residents of Trent and the Alexandrians, and the text of the Lyon Tablet are all included.
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 Claudius (gens) - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
One of his clients, Marcus Claudius, swore that she was the child of a slave belonging to him, and had been stolen by the childless, wife of the centurion.
The revolution which ruined Claudius was a return to the rule of the patricians represented by the Horatii and Valerii.
Claudius was of a distinctly religious turn of mind, as is shown by the interest he took in sacred buildings (the temple at Eleusis, the sanctuary of Amphiaraus at Oropus).
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 Claudius - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Claudius also made a law requiring plaintiffs to remain in the city while their cases were pending, as defendants had previously been required to do.
Claudius' ashes were interred in the Mausoleum of Augustus on October 24, after a funeral in the manner of Augustus.
Claudius - Nero - Galba - Otho - Vitellius - Vespasian - Titus - Domitian
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 Roman Emperors - DIR Claudius
Claudius was remembered (negatively) by tradition as being noticeably profligate in dispensing grants of Roman citizenship to provincials; he also admitted "long-haired" Gauls into the senatorial order, to the displeasure of the snobbish incumbents.
Claudius, then, is a more enigmatic figure than the other Julio-Claudian emperors: at once careful, intelligent, aware and respectful of tradition, but given to bouts of rage and cruelty, willing to sacrifice precedent to expediency, and utterly ruthless in his treatment of those who crossed him.
Claudius may have suffered from cerebral palsy, but medical diagnoses in the absence of physical remains and at a distance of 2,000 years are not the soundest.
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 Claudius   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Tiberius Claudius Drusus Nero Germanicus was born in Lugdunum (Lyon) in 10 BC, as the youngest son of Nero Drusus (Tiberius' brother) and of Antonia the younger (who was the daughter of Marc Antony and Octavia).
So Claudius came to be the first Roman emperor in a line of many to follow who was not truly appointed by the senate, but by the army's men.
Claudius was extremely surprised and appears to have been indecisive and confused as to what to do.
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 Claudius II Gothicus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Marcus Aurelius Valerius Claudius was born on 10 May AD 214 in the region of Dardania which was either a part of the province of Illyricum or Upper Moesia.
Was Claudius II Gothicus' performance against the northern barbarians a success, he simply could not afford to deal with the eastern menace of queen Zenobia of Palmyra.
Claudius II Gothicus had not even been emperor for two years, but his death caused great grief among the army as well as the senate.
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 Bible Study - Emperor Claudius
Claudius was the fourth Roman emperor (see Ancient Empires - Rome, New Testament Roman Emperors and Emperor), after Augustus (who reigned at the time of the birth of Jesus Christ), Tiberius (who reigned at the time of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ), and Caligula, who he succeeded 41 AD.
Claudius survived a number of assassination attempts himself, which, along with the vivid memory of his predecessor's death, made him (quite justifiably) paranoid for his own safety.
Claudius died on October 13, 54 AD from a meal of poison, or poisoned, mushrooms that Agrippina deliberately gave to him.
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Claudius was the son of Antonia, Marc Antony's daughter.
In reality, though, Claudius was rather clever, having found a way to survive the brutal reigns of both Tiberius and Caligula by playing the fool.
Claudius' boyhood friend, King Herod Agrippa from Judea, convinced him that he might do a lot more good for Rome as a live emperor than as a dead member of the royal family.
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 The Lives of the Twelve Caesars - Claudius
Livia having married Augustus when she was pregnant was, within three months afterwards, delivered of Drusus, the father of Claudius Caesar, who had at first the praenomen of Decimus, but afterwards that of Nero; and it was suspected that he was begotten in adultery by his step-father [Augustus].
Claudius was born at Lyons, in the consulship of Jullus Antonius and Fabius Africanus, upon the first of August, the very day upon which an altar was first dedicated there to Augustus.
He was named Tiberius Claudius Drusus, but soon afterwards, upon the adoption his elder brother into the Julian family, he assumed the cognomen of Germanicus.
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 BBC - History - Claudius I (10 BC - AD 54; Roman emperor AD 41 - 54)
Claudius was the grandson of Livia (second wife of Augustus), grandson of Mark Antony and Octavia (sister of Augustus), and the brother of the popular Germanicus.
Claudius and the senate never trusted each other after this, and the new emperor entrusted much of his administration to influential Greek freedmen of low social standing.
Claudius is well known in English-speaking countries from Robert Graves' books I, Claudius and Claudius the God (both 1934) and from their successful TV adaptations (1976).
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Claudius was born at Lyons, in the consulship of Julius Antonius, and Fabius Africanus, upon the first of August [469], the very day upon which an altar was first dedicated there to Augustus.
With regard to the partiality for Claudius, it may be accounted for partly from the low habits of life to which he had been addicted, in consequence of which many of them were familiarly acquainted with him; and this circumstance likewise increased their hope of deriving some advantage from his accession.
Claudius, at the time of his accession, was fifty years of age; and though he had hitherto lived apparently unambitious of public honours, accompanied with great ostentation, yet he was now seized with a desire to enjoy a triumph.
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 I, Claudius
While Claudius was wise in matters of history, he was apparently far less so in matters requiring discernment of human character.
The character of Claudius (played with great intelligence and wit by Derek Jacobi) is clearly the linchpin that provides dramaturgical continuity throughout the serial, as both historical actor and observer/commentator.
Claudius was a man grounded in his cultural milieu.
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 Roman Emperors - DIR Claudius Gothicus and Censorinus
Aurelius Claudius, known to history as Claudius Gothicus or Claudius II, was born in either Dalmatia or Illyria on May 10, probably in A.D. 213 or 214.
There is some evidence that Claudius was wounded in Gallienus' campaign to put down the revolt of Ingenuus and that he later served with Aureolus under Gallienus in the war with Postumus.
Claudius II's short reign was vulnerable to internal as well as external attack.
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 Claudius II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Claudius II Claudius II Gothicus Roman Emperor A.D. Claudius Gothicus was a native of Illyricum and was the chief of staff in the emperor Gallienus' army.
Claudius II earned the title "Gothicus" after beating the Goths so soundly in a great battle in the Balkans that he eliminated them as a threat to the Roman Empire for the next 110 years.
The popular Claudius was one of the few emperors during this period to die a "natural" death.
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 Amazon.ca: Claudius the God: and His Wife Messalina: Books: Robert Graves   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
With this insight, Claudius is soon appreciated by the reader as having a keen intellect as opposed to being dull and slow of wit.
Claudius escaped much of the political intrigue and was seen as a harmless outsider due to his physical impediments, which helped mask his intellectual capabilities and cunning insight into the actions of others.
Claudius was not the intellectual saintly character protrayed in theses novels--true, he wasn't nearly as bad as his predecessor Caligula or his successor Nero, but he had shortcomings that are often ignored for lacking the glamour of the evils of the two emperors who bookend his reign.
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 Claudius: The Roman Conquest of Britain
Claudius himself was in the field, celebrating the victories with his troops.
Claudius was also significant in placing the power of the emperor in the hands of the army, thus sidestepping the "sometimes troublesome" Senate.
Even though Claudius wasn't on hand to see the "colonization" of Britannia, he directed and certainly condoned it and approved of it.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/ancient_british_history/39348   (230 words)

 Amazon.ca: I, Claudius: Books: Robert Graves   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Claudius, who is considerd as an idiot due to his stutter and limp, plays up his stupidity in order to stay out of the constant political intrigues, while in fact he is one of the smartest romans of the lot and in the end, I couldn't help but feeling somewhat attached to Claudius.
I, Claudius: From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius is an account of the life of Tiberius Claudius and, as the title has stated in a self-explanatory manner, is written in the form of Claudius's autobiography.
Pollio's advice to Claudius had been proved sound and perspicacious throughout the tempestuous years as Claudius survived the intrigues, manipulation, bitter contention for power, lampoons, caprices and poisonings that marked the reigns of Augustus, Tiberius (uncle of Claudius whom Livia contrived to enthrone at the expense of ridding her great-grandsons), and the mad, capricious Caligula.
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Based upon the historic novels I, Claudius and Claudius The God by Robert Graves, I, CLAUDIUS chronicles the life of Tiberius Claudius Drusus Nero Germanicus, from the viewpoint of the Roman Emperor himself.
Claudius (Derek Jacobi) was born with a clubfoot and stammered when he spoke, so his family thought him a fool, which kept him out of the line of succession.
Claudius manages to survive Caligula’s bloody rein of terror, however he is horrified when he finds himself made emperor upon Caligula’s death.
www.thecinemalaser.com /dvd_reviews/i-claudius-dvd.htm   (1012 words)

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The plot was foiled by Claudius' advisor Narcissus; Silius was executed and Messalina committed suicide.
Claudius, like the other early Emperors known as the Twelve Caesars, is quite popular with collectors.
Claudius campaigned heavily in the northern regions adding Britain to the Empire.
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 Ancient History Sourcebook: Suetonius: De Vita Caesarum--Divus Claudius, c. 110 CE.
Claudius was born at Lugdunum on the Kalends of August in the consulship of Iullus Antonius and Fabius Africanus, the very day when an altar was first dedicated to Augustus in that town [August 1, 10 B.C. ], and he received the name of Tiberius Claudius Drusus.
One of two parties to a suit, when he made his morning call, took Claudius aside, and said that he had dreamed that he was murdered by someone; then a little later pretending to recognize the assassin, he pointed out his opponent, as he was handing in his petition.
That Claudius was poisoned is the general belief, but when it was done and by whom is disputed.
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 Amazon.co.uk: I, Claudius: Books: Robert Graves   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Claudius is isolated from the treachery of the Roman court during the years immediately after the death of Christ, protected by the fact that no one takes him seriously enough to want to assassinate him.
Claudius, however, is so perceptive and so full of fascinating information about the characters and their motivations, that the reader creates his/her own action scenes from the information revealed by Claudius.
The novel is presented as an autobiography with Claudius narrating in the form of a "confidential" written history in which he reveals the "real scoop" of the years prior to his reign - not the expediential version of history usually documented by those afraid to be crucified...literally.
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 Claudius, Roman Imperial Coins of, at WildWinds.com
Claudius, Æ barbaric sestertius, revalued as a dupondius.
Claudius, Antonia & Nero Claudius Drusus Æ25 of Crete, Knolls.
Claudius & Divus Augustus Æ25 of Illium (Troy), Troas.
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