Agrippina and the death of Claudius

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Claudius was the emperor of Rome from 45-41 B.C after Caligula. Claudius married four times. His fourth and final wife was Agrippina his niece. He actually had to get the law changed to allow him to marry his niece because laws against incest previously covered first cousins.

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agrippina and the death of ClaudiusAGRIPPINA AND THE DEATH OF CLAUDIUSWas Agrippina responsible for the death of Claudius? BY Lydia Irankunda Claudius was the emperor of Rome from 45-41 B.C after Caligula. Claudius married four times. His fourth and final wife was Agrippina his niece. He actually had to get the law changed to allow him to marry his niece because laws against incest previously covered first cousins. For years there have been different interpretations of whether Agrippina killed Claudius. Although it is difficult to find the truth in a crime committed so many years ago, through the investigation of ancient and modern sources we are able to gather evidence of whether Agrippina did kill Claudius or if he died from a natural cause. Sources like Tacitus and Dio Cassicus claim that Agrippina killed Claudius for her own reasons, while other sources like Seneca (m

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