Compare And Contrast Caliigula And Claudius

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Caligula died without an heir but his uncle, Claudius, had bribed the Praetorian Guard to support him in his ambition to be proclaimed as princeps. The Praetorian Guard had a lot to lose if they did not support him, so he was confirmed as princeps, high priest, and emperor days after the death of Caligula. Unfortunately for Rome and Claudius’ enemies, he was as vicious as his the past emperors and he executed many of Rome’s senators and elite. The Roman troops were also successful in putting down the rebellion in Britain during Claudius’ reign. Claudius had his wife, Messalina, executed after the discovery of her affair with another man and her part in a plot against him. He then married his niece Agrippina and adopted her son by a previous
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