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Claudius and Family

Claudius

Born: 1 August 10 BC
Died: 13 October 54 AD
Reign: 41 AD – 54 AD
 

 

The Emperor Claudius is mentioned twice in the Book of Acts. The first mention is in relation to a severe famine that occurred throughout the Roman world during his reign.
 
Acts 11:27-28
During this time some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. One of them, named Agabus, stood up and through the Spirit predicted that a severe famine would spread over the entire Roman world. (This happened during the reign of Claudius.)
 
The second time Claudius is mentioned he is responsible for evicting Jews from the city of Rome. From contemporary writings of the time it seems some Jews may have been rioting against those Jews who had chosen to follow Christ.   The Jews were allowed to return to Rome five years later at the start of Nero’s reign.
 
Acts 18:1-2
After this, Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had ordered all Jews to leave Rome. Paul went to see them …
 
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Claudius

 

Statue Made : 41-54 AD

Place:  Unknown

 

Heroic statue with the head of Claudius. Head does not belong to the rest of statue.

 

Photographed at the Vatican Museums, Vatican City

 

 

 

Claudius

 

Bust Made : ca 50 AD

Place:  Discovered in the Otricoli Basilica in 1779 – Prior provenance unknown

 

Reworked from a bust of the emperor Caligula.

 

Photographed at the Vatican Museums, Vatican City

 

 

 

Claudius

 

Bust Made : before 49 AD

Place: From the Farnese collection – Prior provenance unknown

 

Claudius crowned with a wreath

 

Photographed at the National Archaeological Museum, Naples, Italy.

 

 

 

Claudius

 

Bust Made : about 50 AD

Place:  From the sanctuary of Athena Polias, Priene, Asia Minor (Turkey)

 

One of a series of first imperial family portraits set up by the people of Priene

 

Photographed at the British Museum, London, England

 

 

 

 

Claudius

 

Bust Made : 37 - 54 AD

Place:  Accera near Formia, Italy

 

Reworked from an earlier bust of the emperor Caligula. Only the front hair locks and facial features were reworked.

 

Photographed at the Altes Museum, Berlin, Germany

 

 

Agrippina the Younger

Born: 17 November 15 AD
Died: 19 March 59 AD
Empress: 49-54 AD
 
Agrippina was the wife of the emperor Claudius, She was also the mother of Nero and sister of the past emperor Caligula.
 
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Agrippina the Younger

 

Bust Made : 41-54 AD

Place: West slope of the Athenian acropolis

 

Made from Pentelic marble.

 

The bust was originally attached to a separate female torso.

 

Photographed at the National Archaeological Museum, Athens,, Greece

 

 

 

Agrippina the Younger

 

Bust Made : ca 50 AD

Place: Unknown

 

Photographed at the Getty Villa, Los Angeles, USA