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By Barbara Levick

Claudius grew to become emperor after the assassination of Caligula, and used to be deified by way of his successor Nero in advert fifty four. evaluations of him have diversified tremendously over succeeding centuries, yet he has usually been caricatured as a reluctant emperor, hampered by means of a speech obstacle, who most popular analyzing to ruling.

Barbara Levick's authoritative learn reassesses the reign of Claudius, studying his political pursuits and actions in the constitutional, political, social and financial improvement of Rome. Out of Levick's serious scrutiny of the literary, archaeological and epigraphic assets emerges a distinct Claudius - an clever flesh presser, ruthlessly decided to safe his place as ruler.

Now up-to-date to take account of contemporary scholarship, Claudius remains crucial analyzing for college kids and historians of the early Roman Empire.

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