09.25.09 - 09.25.09 Tacitus (231-232) Messalina is the wife...

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09.25.09 Tacitus (231-232) Messalina is the wife of Claudius Messalina : could not prosecute these people her self, but she could always find someone, she chooses Rufus to prosecute Valerius Asiaticus Messalina was after a piece of real estate owned by Valerius Asiaticus, Messalina was able to get the prosecution moving, they took advantage of Claudius foolishness, and they charged Valerius and had him kill himself o Charges : Adultary and influencing the army o Adulty was committed with Poppaea Sabina o They scared Poppaea Sabina into killing herself Love affair between Messalina and a man called Silius (pg 237) o Messalina went after Silius o Silius does not refuse, to refuse is very dangerous o This relationship was carried on in public o Claudius knows nothing of this affair Pg. 242 Debate in the Roman Senate o Debate about rome about the admission of Guals to the magistrate and the senate o Guals are upper class roman citizens o Debate about wheather or not these people should be admitted
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