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    Roman Emperor Claudius

    Claudius

    Antinous, roman sculpture. Antinous- Emperor Hadrian's boyfriend. Hadrien had him deified after his death (voluntary sacrifice?) and ordered statues commemorating his beauty made throughout the Roman empire.

    Claudius

    Drusus the Elder (Nero Claudius Drusus Germanicus), son of Livia, adopted son of Augustus, brother of Emperor Tiberius, father of Emperor Claudius, Roman statue (marble), 1st century BC - 1st century AD, (Musée du Cinquantenaire, Brussels).

    The Flavian emperor Titus (A.D. 79-81). Found in the so-called "basilica" Herculaneum, now in the Naples Museum (photo from the "Divus Vespanianus" exhibit, 2009, Curia, Roman Forum). The full portrait depicts the emperor in a chestplate (cuirass) and cloak.

    Sebasteion, the emperor crowned by the Roman People. Aphrodisias Museum.

    Bronze head of a sacred bull Gallic Roman Legion 1st C. From Octodurus in modern Switzerland founded by Emperor Claudius.

    Adriano, Roman Emperor

    A Roman Lion Handle, ca 2nd century AD.

    Roman Emperors

    Late Republican Roman Fresco of a Standing woman holding a shield: From Room H of the Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale, c. 40 - 30 BC

    Vespasian, a Roman emperor, showed some wit as he was dying from what was believed to be dysentery. At death, emperors were deified — something he obviously wanted no part in.

    (c. 30-40 CE) Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus (15 BCE - 40 CE), Roman consul and grand-nephew of the Emperor Augustus, brother-in-law and second cousin of Emperor Caligula; maternal cousin of Emperor Claudius and the biological father of Emperor Nero.

    Roman emperor Commodus dressed as Hercules.

    Pompeia Plotina Claudia Phoebe Piso (d. 121/122) was a Roman Empress and wife of Roman Emperor Trajan.

    Theodosius I – R: 379-395. The last emperor to rule over both Eastern and Western portions of the Empire. Invited by Gratian to be co-Augustus of the Eastern Empire after the death of Valens. Forced to recruit from the barbarians. Defeated usurpers Magnus Maximus and Eugenius. Established the “Catholic Church” as the only religion and ended state support for polytheistic religions. Died sooner than expected and had no time to groom his young sons.

    Vipsania Agrippina or most commonly known as Agrippina Major was a prominent Roman woman of the first century AD. Agrippina was the wife of the general and statesman Germanicus and a relative to the first Roman Emperors. She was the second granddaughter of the Emperor Augustus, sister-in-law, stepdaughter and daughter-in-law of the Emperor Tiberius, mother of the Emperor Caligula, maternal second cousin and sister-in-law of the Emperor Claudius and the maternal grandmother of the Emperor Nero.

    Roman Emperor Claudius

    Helena, mother of Roman Emperor Constantine I, once thought to be Agrippina the Younger mother of the emperor Nero, 4th century CE

    Roman Emperor Septimius Severus.