Happy birthday to Claudius, born 1st August 10 BC. An unlikely ruler uniquely placed in time, he probably met every Roman emperor from Augustus to Nerva (twelve, including himself). As well as having physical infirmities, Claudius was born, perhaps inauspiciously, on the 20th anniversary of his grandfather Mark Antony’s suicide. (via @OptimoPrincipi)

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