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Messalina and Agrippina the Younger

Tiberius Claudius Augustus Germanicus or commonly known as Claudius I was descended from Julio-Claudian dynasty. He was the son of Nero Claudius Drusus and Antonia Minor, the daughter of Marc Anthony. He was the brother of highly favored Germanicus, the father of Caligula. He suffered what was like cerebral palsy during his youth and this made his childhood very difficult and was kept out of sight of the public because of this physical condition (Seutonius, 1957). The physical condition which he endured and the seclusion during his youth proved to be favorable to him because he was not perceived to be a competitor to the throne; and thus survived the political violence in association with the reigns of Tiberius and…