Emperor Claudius Essays

  • Emperor Claudius

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    Introduction Tiberius Claudius Nero Germanicus (b. 10 BC, d. 54 A.D.; emperor, 41-54 A.D.) was the third emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. His reign represents a turning point in the history of the Principate for a number of reasons, not the least for the manner of his accession and the implications it carried for the nature of the office. During his reign he promoted administrators who did not belong to the senatorial or equestrian classes, and was later vilified by authors who did. He followed

  • Exploring the Leadership of Roman Emperor Claudius

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    whether Claudius was an effective ruler. In order to achieve an answer to this, we will also discuss how he governed his empire and how he went about administrating laws and provinces. To start with, however, it is best to briefly introduce Claudius before he became emperor. This will help us to understnad his situation and how past events effected his ruling. Claudius was the great nephew of Augustus, and so was part of the most important family in rome at the time. From a young age Claudius was

  • Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus: The Fall Of The Roman Emperor

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    Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, born 15 December 37 AD, was Roman Emperor from 54 to 68 AD, and the last in the Julio-Claudian dynasty. Nero was adopted by his granduncle Claudius to become his heir and successor, and succeeded to the throne in 54AD following Claudius’ suspicious death. Nero focused much of his attention on diplomacy, trade and enhancing the cultural life of the Empire. When he became emperor, Nero was a young man who enjoyed the theater, music and horse racing. Ancient

  • Claudius Role Of Emperor

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    Claudius was a significant ruler of the early Roman imperial era. He reigned from AD 41-54. He was easily influenced by those with questionable agendas, such as his last two wives and his freedmen, yet his principate was deemed successful. His expansion of the empire, his new reforms and his control over the senate were all beneficial to the state and and his rule was one which paved the way for those who ruled after him. Claudius was a member of the equestrian class and became a consul in AD 37

  • Claudius: The Unlikely Emperor of Rome

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    Roman Emperor Claudius (sorry for the Nero mistake) The Roman Emperor Claudius was born on August 1st, to the parents of Drusus Claudius Nero and Livia. Though his life is not a simple as that. He was born with a few birth defects causing him to drool and limp about. Leading to his parents keeping him hidden throughout most of his adolescence. With him being secluded his whole life, it lead to him having more time to study and throwing his extra time into gaining knowledge. Having been the butt

  • The Roman Empire and the East Germanic Tribes

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    ironic that the most serious threats to the Roman Empire began not with the western Germanic tribes of the Roman frontier but the eastern Germanic tribes, particularly the Goths. The Roman Empire during the early third century had a series of weak emperors and a strong challenge from the Parthian Empire of Persia. The resources of the Empire were debilitated and the Goths challenged the Romans for control of the area at the mouth of the Danube River at the Black Sea. The Goths controlled the area north

  • Agrippina The Younger: The Great Emperor Of Rome

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    the Younger is well known throughout history and amongst historians as being the sly woman who brought many Emperors and soon to be Emperors to their deaths with the taste of poison. However, Agrippina did not thoughtlessly poison them without cause, but she had an agenda instead. This powerful and strong minded woman was entirely willing to ensure that her imperial lineage was made Emperor of Rome without exception. No matter the trickery that she would have to partake in, or the lives that she would

  • Robert Graves’ I, Claudius - Capturing a Strange Moment in History

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    Robert Graves’ I, Claudius - Capturing a Strange Moment in History Tiberius' reign over the Roman Empire stretched the longest of any emperor during Claudius' lifetime. This may be a good reason why Robert Graves, in his historical novel published in 1934, “I, Claudius” devoted more than a third of it to the reign of Tiberius. “I, Claudius”, told through the eyes of the "half-wit" Claudius, records the history of the first Imperial family at Rome, including the reigns of Augustus, Tiberius

  • The Significance of Women in the Imperial Family

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    principate or the mother of one. Examples of influential woman in the imperial family include Livia Drusilla, Julia Agrippina and Octivia. The only woman that seemed to have a stable position with both power and security was the wife of the emperor. For example the Livia Drusilla (58 BC-29 AD), an influential consort of Augustus, who was depicted in imperial propaganda as the embodiment of womanliness and dedication, while her enemies believed her to be a ruthless seeker of power. Through

  • Emperor Nero Essay

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    Good morning staff and students. Today I will be presenting an exposition detailing Emperor Nero’s ascent and decline regarding his powerful reign. He was born in 37AD as Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus, but he is more commonly referred to as Emperor Nero. He is remembered as one of Rome’s most influential leaders and is famed for being a madman who played the lyre while Rome crumbled to pieces. Around Rome, he was known for being tyrant and for his erratic behavior regarding Rome’s future, fueled by

  • The Roman Empire

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    BC, Augustus became the first emperor of Rome, thus creating a strong leader figure, which could shape and mold the Republic system into what was best for the empire or themselves. During the reign of the emperors, the political policies for Rome would vary according to, which emperor was in power. Not only were politics shaky, but also there never was a clear-cut method of succession for the man who controlled those politics. Rome had created the position of emperor in hopes that men like Augustus

  • Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus: A Narcissist In Power

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    A Narcissist in Power Nero, or Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus was a part of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, alongside his mother who were the last of the Germanic family. His birth name was Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus until he took on his stepfather's name and Augustus’s name. His rise to power was mostly by marriage all arranged by his mother Agrippina who wanted power and social status, and for him to get married to his step-sister Octavia. By marrying into the Julian family

  • Emperor Caligula Biography

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    Emperor Caligula On August 31st, 12 AD Germanicus and Agrippina the Elder gave birth to the third Roman emperor during the Julio-Claudian Dynasty. During the beginning of his reign, it seemed to be, as most would call it “a dream come true”. But after a few favorable accomplishments, Caligula became the deranged tyrant he is known for today. Born Gaius Julius Caesar Germanicus, he acquired the name Caligula at the age of two. After being separated from his parents for eighteen months, Augustus

  • Wiesen’s Herodotus and the Modern Debate over Race and Slavery

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    the material. However, I have learned quite a bit about race and the study of it, and I’m going to use Wiesen’s “Herodotus and the Modern Debate over Race and Slavery”, Lucius Outlaw’s “Toward a Critical Theory of Race” as well as Letter of the Emperor Claudius to the Alexandrians to demonstrate what I’ve learned. Simply put, I’ve learned that race can be viewed from a scientific point of view and a religious one, but mannerisms and appearance end up dominating how a person is categorized racially.

  • The Excesses Of Caligula

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    The Excesses Of Caligula Why were the actions of Caligula regarded as excessive? Why was such behaviour important in the evaluation of an emperor's image? When Caligula took the title of emperor of Rome, the population of that vast empire felt that a new dawn was emerging. Here was someone with youth on his side to reign over them, by contrast after the aged Tiberius. Because of his earlier travels with them on their campaigns, he had the loyalty of the troops, which was always important

  • Tacitus

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    Under the reign of Domitian, Tacitus was incredibly lucky that he managed to survive, unlike many of his colleagues. Domitian disposed of rivals and opposition, thus making him a very paranoid man. The killings of these men started Tacitus' anti-emperor feelings. Domitian's reign was modelled on Tiberius' who Tacitus also heavily criticised. But, in Annals 13 and 14, Tacitus concentrated n Nero, whom he despised. Tacitus' personal career as the provincial governor had revealed to him, at court and

  • Free Essays - Asides in Hamlet

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    Free Essays - Asides in Hamlet Asides... what is an asides?  Unlike a soliloquy that is spoken when the speaker is the only actor onstage, an aside is spoken by an actor when there are other actors present on the stage.  The aside is also meant for the audience, but sometimes an aside is spoken to an actor(s) on the stage, but not to all of the actors on the stage.  How  do the asides in  “Hamlet” by William Shakespeare effect the dynamics of the play?  The asides in “Hamlet” have several

  • Nemesis in Hamlet

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    of Nemesis to begin in this tragedy is due to King Claudius evil deed of killing King Hamlet. King Claudius begins to feel the weight of is wrong-doing when Polonius refers to Hamlet as the devil. Claudius says to himself, "O, `tis too true! How smart a lash that speech doth give my conscience." (3,1,56-58) This comment really strikes the conscience of Claudius and he feels the burden of his crime. You would feel some sympathy for Claudius, if it wasn't for his actions further along in the

  • The Cycle of Evil in Shakespeare's Hamlet

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    Hamlet someone to talk to in order to understand him more.  These two characters both express their revulsion of Gertrude’s marriage to Claudius.  [You need to cite from the text here, particularly for the Ghost.] Also, both King Hamlet and Hamlet were brought to their deaths at the hands of poison, although King Hamlet had the poison poured in his ear by Claudius while sleeping.  On the other hand, Hamlet was poisoned with the point of Laertes’s rapier during their duel. The Ghost brings about

  • Free Hamlet Essays: An Eye for an Eye

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    an Eye in Hamlet Claudius is justly punished for the murder of king Hamlet. The punishment fits the crime because his brother's son killed him. King Hamlet killed by the brother killed by the king's son. He was murdered. It was pay back, "what goes around comes around" "an eye for and eye and a tooth for a tooth" What these two quotes are mainly saying is that you get what you give. Claudius took his brothers life therefore his life was taken away. Not only did Claudius kill his brother to marry