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- Claudius 1, Appius In full Appius Claudius Crassus. fl. fifth century B.C. Roman decemvir (451-449) whose actions provoked a plebian revolt and the overthrow of the decemvirs.
- Claudius 2, Appius In full Appius Claudius Caecus. fl. fourth-third century B.C. Roman censor and consul who built the first Roman aqueduct and began construction of the Appian Way.
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- proper n. A male given name.
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- n. Roman Emperor after his nephew Caligula was murdered; consolidated the Roman Empire and conquered southern Britain; was poisoned by his fourth wife Agrippina after her son Nero was named as Claudius' heir (10 BC to AD 54)
From a Roman gens name derived from Latin claudus ("lame"). (Wiktionary)