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  • Claudian is read with pleasure in every country which has retained, or acquired, the knowledge of the Latin language.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • Claudian is not prepared for the strict examination of our antiquaries.] 90 — Germinasque viator

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • As far as expansion under the Empire goes, Njorl is right that most of the expansion under the Julio-Claudian Emperors was basically just the annexation of client kingdoms when their dynasties died out – e.g. Egypt, Galatia, Cappadocia, Mauretania.

    Matthew Yglesias » What Would The Roman Empire Do?

  • Whilst Obama has every appearance of a King Stork in most everything ... in the matter of Space, IMHO he is playing a Claudian role watching: as the various factions in space advocacy batter themselves into a consensus; as the new hardware proves its worth, or worthlessness and as a headless NASA reveals its true nature.

    Obama Speaks of NASA Being Adrift - NASA Watch

  • See Cartledge and Spawforth 1989, 94 on Claudian connections in region.

    Caesars’ Wives

  • But Octavian began to make peace overtures to Sextus Pompeius, and Livia and Tiberius Nero had to go on to Greece, where Sparta seems to have afforded the émigré couple a warm welcome at least, thanks probably to the doors opened by the Claudian family name, which had vested interests in the region.

    Caesars’ Wives

  • They showed a woman with the strong facial features that often characterized portraits of her Claudian relatives, including a slight overbite and heavy jaw, an orthodontic contour that might be connected with a rumor that she had an extra canine tooth on the right side of her mouth, thought to be a sign of good luck.

    Caesars’ Wives

  • This made it all the more essential to exploit his connections to the Claudian half of the dynasty, headed up by his paternal grandmother, Livia.

    Caesars’ Wives

  • Some of the aristocracy in south-east Britain were on friendly terms with the Romans before and during the Claudian invasion, so the kings who sent the ships back may have been among those.

    Locations: Kinder Scout, Derbyshire

  • Beowulf, fist we should say that describing Claudian era Christianity as Orthodox might be a little anachronistic, proto-Orthodox might be a better term.

    Tacitus on Mythicism


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