Episode 12 – Claudius, an imperial life with unusual twists


Ahhh Claudius, the man who was never meant to be emperor. And yet, perhaps surprisingly enough for the Roman Senate, he lasted longer in the role than his vaunted predecessor. In this episode, the Partial Historians consider Claudius’ less than illustrious beginnings and the progression of his career into Rome’s top job. Claudius’ expansionist policy, his relationship with the Praetorian guard, and the focus of the sources on his freedmen, can be found in this episode:


  1. Joel McCann September 9, 2013 3:10 am

    Very enjoyable Doctors looking forward to the next instalment.

  2. feebs7 September 18, 2013 10:09 am

    Why, thank you Joel. You’re in luck, the next episode is very nearly ready! Best Wishes – The Partial Historians

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