O17. Julio-Claudians, Imperial Women

O17. Julio-Claudians, Imperial Women - Classics 2123: The...

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Classics 2123: The Roman Way Spring 2008 Lecture 17. The Julio-Claudians; Imperial Women and the Imperial Household Readings: BHR 201-221; Shelton 78, 429-431 Julio–Claudian Emperors: Name given to the first five emperors: Augustus (ruled 27 BCE –14 CE ); Tiberius (14–37 CE ); Gaius / Caligula (37–41 CE ); Claudius (41–54 CE ); Nero (54–68 CE ) I. The question of the succession succession one of the most problematic aspects: Rome has no tradition of hereditary monarchy; every succession, therefore, problematic: some smooth, some chaotic Augustus to Tiberius: Augustus had no male children of his own (Shelton 78), only a daughter, Julia, by his first wife, Scribonia; sought to groom male children of his family for the role he held: first, turns to Marcellus (son of his sister, Octavia), who dies at the age of 19; then to his grandsons (Julia’s sons by M. Agrippa) C. and L. Caesar, both of whom also die young; finally, turns to his step-son, Tiberius (son of Livia, his second wife), though little personal liking
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