Julio-Claudian love

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  • adj. of or relating to the Julio-Claudian dynasty, which ended with the death of Nero in the year 68 AD
  • n. Someone from the Julio-Flavian dynasty.


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  • 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?

  • In 31 Antonia received word that a conspiracy against Tiberius was being masterminded by Sejanus, ambitious to interrupt the Julio-Claudian succession and seize power for himself.

    Caesars’ Wives

  • The future of the Julio-Claudian dynasty now rested in the hands of these four.

    Caesars’ Wives

  • Perhaps in keeping their wives and daughters out of the limelight Trajan, Hadrian, and the other good emperors of the second century succeeded where their Julio-Claudian, and to some extent their Flavian, predecessors failed.

    Caesars’ Wives

  • Now around twenty-five, she had already received a thorough grounding in the cutthroat world of Julio-Claudian politics that had resulted in the death or exile of so many of her relatives, including most of her immediate family.

    Caesars’ Wives

  • How do we choose, for example, between the contrasting versions of Livia: the uncomplimentary descriptions of her as an unruly bully by the great Roman historian and fierce Julio-Claudian critic Tacitus; the sly flattery of her as a chaste matron with the beauty of Venus by the poet Ovid; and the appreciation of her stoic fortitude in the face of bereavement by the philosopher Seneca?

    Caesars’ Wives

  • Such arrangements made great PR for the Julio-Claudian regime, reinforcing their territorial authority as well as earning Livia and Antonia veneration as the maternal figureheads of the empire.

    Caesars’ Wives

  • Suddenly the unthinkable was possible for the modestly born Vespasian, a man with no ties whatsoever to Livia or any branch of the Julio-Claudian dynasty.

    Caesars’ Wives

  • When the remains of this complex, known as a Sebasteion after the Greek word Sebastos, meaning “Augustus” were found, only around half of the original sculptural relief panels survived, but several images of a stellar line-up of the key Julio-Claudian players remained.

    Caesars’ Wives

  • By deifying them he was ensuring that the Spaniards of the Trajanic-Hadrianic dynasty would be well represented in the corridors of heaven, an exercise in one-upmanship over the Julio-Claudian and Flavian clans.30

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