Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music

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Claudius
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(Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus; Greek Κλαύδιος/Klaúdios)

A. Historical dimension

C. (10 BC–AD 54), the fourth Roman emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, was born Tiberius C. Drusus at Lugdunum (modern Lyon), the youngest son of Drusus Maior and Antonia Minor, brother to Germanicus in Lugdunum (Lyon). His family kept him from public sight because of physical and (slight) mental impairment following either a nervous affliction or premature birth. As a young man, he devoted himself not only to drink and gambling, b…

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Strobl, Wolfgang, “Claudius”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2016). Original German-language edition: Historische Gestalten der Antike: Rezeption in Literatur, Kunst und Musik. Herausgegeben von Peter von Möllendorf, Annette Simonis und Linda Simonis. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 7. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2013). Consulted online on 27 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps7_SIM_004604>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160217



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