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  1. Oct 18, 2011 · Claudius, or Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus (10 BCE - 54 CE), was Caligula's uncle (brother to Germanicus) and had always been thought of as being dimwitted (even his own mother agreed with this assessment) which is the reason why some believe he remained alive as long as he did. He drooled, stammered, and limped - an easy target for cruel jokes by the ever-abusive Caligula.

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    Claudius, in full Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus orig. Tiberius Claudius Nero Germanicus, (born Aug. 1, 10 bc, Lugdunum [Lyon], Gaul—died Oct. 13, ad 54), Roman emperor ( ad 41–54). Nephew of Tiberius, Claudius became emperor unexpectedly after Caligula was murdered.

  3. Feb 25, 2020 · Claudius became emperor shortly after his nephew was assassinated by his bodyguard, on January 24, A.D. 41. The tradition is that the Praetorian Guard, located the aging scholar hiding behind a curtain, dragged him forth and made him emperor, although James Romm, in his 2014 exploration of the real Seneca, Dying Every Day: Seneca at the Court of Nero , says that it is likely that Claudius knew the plans in advance.

  4. Claudius: the Emperor and his achievement. Trans. W.D. Hogarth. Heffer, Cambridge. ↑ Germans: special group within the Praetorians dedicated to Caligula ↑ Josephus Antiquitates Iudiacae XIX. Dio Rom. Hist. LX 1.3 ↑ Pliny 5.1-5.2, Cassius Dio, 60.8, 60.9 ↑ Scramuzza, Chap. 9 ↑ Scramuzza, Vincent. 1940. The Emperor Claudius.

  5. Apr 29, 2022 · Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, known as Tiberius Claudius Drusus Nero Germanicus before his accession and as Emperor Claudius historically, was the fourth Roman Emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. He ruled from January 24, 41 to his death in 54. The Julio-Claudian dynasty started with Julius Caesar.

  6. The old King Hamlet was apparently a stern warrior, but Claudius is a corrupt politician whose main weapon is his ability to manipulate others through his skillful use of language. Claudius’s speech is compared to poison being poured in the ear—the method he used to murder Hamlet’s father.

  7. Claudius utters these lines at the beginning of a soliloquy in which he confesses to murdering his brother. At first Claudius does not explicitly state that he killed his brother. However, his reference to the “primal eldest curse” that has been laid on his “offence” alludes to Cain’s murder of his brother, Abel, as recounted in the Bible.

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