Claudius: The Rise And Fall Of Oedipus The King

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He was the figure of fun; he was always clumsy and awkward. Britain had resisted Roman rule for over a century, but was conquered by Claudius, who created client kingdoms to protect the frontier. He had succeeded where Caesar had failed. Although not the preferred choice of the Senate, Claudius proved to be an efficient emperor. His first act was to execute Cassius Chaerea and his co-conspirators, the assassins of Caligula. He brought relative peace to Rome with the restoration of the rule of law. He built a new harbor at Ostia established an imperial civil service, and brought about agrarian reform. He reclaimed land by draining the Fucine Lake in Central Italy. He abolished the treason trials of Caligula and expanded the empire further into the Middle East and the Balkans.…show more content…
In search for military glory, Claudius personally led his army through Gaul and across the Channel into Britain where, with little opposition, he reduced much of the island into submission. Claudius died on October 13th 54 after being poisoned, probably on the orders of Agrippina who was afraid Claudius would appoint Britannicus. Claudius undertook the conquest of Britain. He visited the island for 16 days, to preside over the capture of Colchester, the capital of the new province, and then returned to Rome. As well as Britain, Claudius added North Africa, Balkans, part of Turkey to the Roman Empire. Yes I do think he made a good ruler he fought for what he wanted and I admire that. He also didn’t let people stand in his way as he did
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