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Tiberius Claudius Nero Germanicus (10 BCE–54 CE) was the fourth emperor of Rome and ruled between 41 and 54 CE. A member of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, he was the son of Antonia Minor and Nero Claudius Drusus, brother of Germanicus, nephew of Tiberius, and uncle of Gaius Caligula. Due to a youthful physical ailment (the ancient sources mention a limp and a stammer), he was marginalized in the imperial…

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van der Lans, Birgit, “Claudius”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 26 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2018

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