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And Finally, the Runt of the Roman Litter of Emperors

Claudius (August 1, 10 BC – October 13, 54 AD) They say he suffered from a childhood illness that left him infirm (and famously portrayed with a stammer by Derek Jacobi in the “I, Claudius” TV series). It may have … Continue reading

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Are You Ready? OK, Take a Deep Breath…

Caligula (August 31, 12 AD – January 24, 41 AD) Today, in history, Caligula was assassinated. How’s that for having a timely post? As we saw in an earlier post, Caligula (real name Gaius Caesar Augustus Germanicus) was a union … Continue reading

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