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Britannicus

(Claudius Tiberius Germanicus Britannicus) (brĭtăn`ĭkəs), A.D. 41?–A.D. 55, Roman prince, son of Claudius IClaudius I
(Tiberius Claudius Drusus Nero Germanicus) , 10 B.C.–A.D. 54, Roman emperor (A.D. 41–A.D. 54), son of Nero Claudius Drusus Germanicus and thus nephew of Tiberius. When Caligula was murdered (A.D.
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 and MessalinaMessalina
(Valeria Messalina) , d. A.D. 48, Roman empress, wife of Claudius I. She was the mother of his children, Britannicus and Octavia. Her reputation for greed and lust was supposedly unknown to her husband until, in Claudius' absence, she publicly married her lover Caius
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, so called in honor of Claudius' conquests in Britain. After Claudius' marriage to Agrippina the YoungerAgrippina the Younger,
d. A.D. 59, Roman matron; daughter of Germanicus Caesar and Agrippina the Elder. By her first husband, Cneius Domitius Ahenobarbus, she was the mother of Nero.
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, mother of NeroNero
(Nero Claudius Caesar) , A.D. 37–A.D. 68, Roman emperor (A.D. 54–A.D. 68). He was originally named Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus and was the son of Cnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus (consul in A.D.
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, Britannicus was passed over as heir in favor of Nero. He was poisoned after Nero's accession. His death is the subject of Racine's drama Britannicus.
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Claudius is thought to have been poisoned by his wife Agrippina, Nero's mother, to ensure her son's succession before Claudius's own son Britannicus, then only 13, was old enough to be considered.
Prose works include Wine, beere, and ale, together by the eares A dialogue, written first in Dutch by Gallobelgicus, and faithfully translated out of the originall copie, by Mercurius Britannicus, for the benefite of his nation (1629); The times abuses: or, Muld-sacke his grievances briefly exprest (1635); A Dialogue betweene Sacke and Six (1641); Sack for my money, or, A description of the operation of sack that is still'd in the Spanish nation (1647).
je parus avec beaucoup plus de hardiesse dans la Junie, de Britannicus, et dans Zeneide; [.
And yet the parlor nitwit aka Boobus Britannicus, Nigel "Watson" Bruce is what fans had to live with - till the dapper Jude Law or the equally fantastic Martin Freeman arrived on scene.
Vlahos, who has also appeared in Britannicus at the National Theatre and alongside Sanjeev Bhaskar in the multi-award winning series The Indian Doctor, thinks Mordred is a complex character.
The victims of his rule included not only his mother and two wives, but also his rival Britannicus and his philosophical mentor Seneca who was accused of plotting to assassinate Nero and was ordered by the emperor to kill himself.
Although many Conservative Members of Parliament opposed 'coloured immigration', a larger number defended the doctrine of 'civis Britannicus sum', the notion that the people who dwelled in the Commonwealth possessed a common citizenship binding them together and facilitating free movement within it.
It took just one volume, Colen Campbell's Vitruvius Britannicus (1715 ), to entrench the Palladian style in the English landscape, and a mere 200 or so pages of Le Corbusier's Towards a New Architecture (1923) to decide the appearance of much of the built environment of the 20th century.
He gives special attention to Orpheus Britannicus, Henry Playford's posthumous anthology of Purcell's songs, and highlights Frances Purcell's role in its publication and distribution, concluding that her contributions were greater than has been previously acknowledged.
When the Greek government refused to pay compensation for the destruction of his property by an Athenian mob, a British fleet was dispatched by Lord Palmerston, the Foreign Minister, who felt no more need of explanation for his actions, than to proclaim in Parliament: 'Civis Britannicus Sum', 'I am a British Citizen', in proud imitation of St.
In a surprising howler, McCarthy states that Miles is quoting Tacitus, but Tacitus' Annals is the source of a different play, Racine's Britannicus.
The paper also presents an assessment of the significance of Orpheus Britannicus, published by Playford in 1698 as a posthumous tribute to the composer.