Facts about Claudius

Summary

Claudius (born as Tiberius Claudius Nero Caesar Drusus) was a famous Leader from Rome, who lived between 10 BC and 54 AC.

Biography

Tiberius Claudius Nero Caesar Drusus was Roman emperor from 24 January 41 to 54. He was of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, and was the son of Drusus and Antonia the Younger. He was born in Lugdunum in Gaul, and was the first Roman emperor born outside Italy. As a young man, he was sickly, and limped and had bad hearing, and as a result of this he was excluded from the family and from official duties, until he shared the post of consul with his nephew Caligula from 37 Claudius infirmity he probably saved the purges that took place both under Tiberius and Caligula, when his potential enemies did not regard him as a threat. That he survived these, made ​​possible that he was proclaimed emperor of Pretorianergarden after Caligula had been executed, at a time he was the last surviving adult male members of his family.

Despite the lack of experience, Claudius proved to be an able and efficient administrator. He was also an ambitious builder who had built many new roads, aqueducts and canals throughout the empire. During his reign of Claudius conquered Thrace, Noricum, Pamphylia, Lycia, and Judea, and under him were the Roman expansion into Britain commenced. He was personally concerned with the law, presented by the indices of lawsuits and issued up to twenty edict for the day. However, he was regarded as vulnerable throughout his reign, and especially of the Roman aristocracy. Claudius was constantly forced to forcibly consolidate his position, which resulted in death pto many of the senators. These were incidents that damaged his reputation among ancient historians, although historians in recent times has reversed some of the picture. After his death in 54 followed by his adopted son, Nero him on the throne.

Our collection contains 6 quotes who is written / told by Claudius.

Related authors: Plutarch, Lennox Lewis, Tiberius, Tacitus

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claudius

Famous quotes by Claudius (6)


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"To do nothing evil is good; to wish nothing evil is better"
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"No one is free who does not lord over himself"
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"To do no evil is good, to intend none better"
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"Say not always what you know, but always know what you say"
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"No one is more miserable than the person who wills everything and can do nothing"
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"Acquaintance lessens fame"


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