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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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13) New and rebuilt houses were visible to interested parties through the publication of architectural guides: the first volumes of Jan Kip and Leonard Knyff's Britannia Illustrata (1707) and Colen Campbell's Vitruvius Britannicus (1715) presented topographical sketches and architectural elevations of great English houses across the counties, from which the most fashionable designs--the Palladian villa, for instance--could be copied by aspiring builders and arbiters of taste.
There are also several anthologies: a third edition of Orpheus Britannicus (1721), the two books of William Croft's Musica Sacra (1724-25), and a fifth edition of William Tans'ur's A Compleat Melody, or The Harmony of Sion (1774).
position, is central to any analysis of Britannicus.
Heterocerus britannicus Kuwert 1890; Heterocerus burchanensis Schneider 1896; Heterocerus nanus Gene 1836
For instance, Colin Campbell, one of the pre-eminent eighteenth-century architectural writers, in his highly popular treatise of various floor plans, Vitruvius Britannicus, included several substitute names for the "lumber-room," such as "garret," "attic," and "attic story"--three interchangeable terms for the same space.
For a more critical survey of the evolution between 2001 and 2013, see also Caroline Sawyer, "Civic Britannicus Sum No Longer?
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.
britannicus (80%), Carex sempervirens (74%), Silene acaulis (71%) and Minuartia verna (67%).
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.
Reading the British papers it seems as if a new Homo Britannicus has been bred combining the worst of both species--Eloi and Morlock in one.