1 August 10 BC – 13 October 54 AD) was Roman emperor from 41 to 54.
He could not be trusted to toe the existing party line.
When he returned to the narrative later in life, Claudius skipped over the wars of the second triumvirate altogether.
His maternal grandparents were Mark Antony and Octavia Minor, Augustus' sister, and he was therefore the great-great grandnephew of Gaius Julius Caesar.
His paternal grandparents were Livia, Augustus' third wife, and Tiberius Claudius Nero.
Claudius was then left to be raised by his mother, who never remarried.
When Claudius' disability became evident, the relationship with his family turned sour.These events damaged his reputation among the ancient writers, though more recent historians have revised this opinion.Many authors contend that he was murdered by his own wife.During his reign the Empire began the conquest of Britain (if the earlier invasions of Britain by Caesar and Caligula's aborted attempts are not counted).Having a personal interest in law, he presided at public trials, and issued up to twenty edicts a day.to keep him disciplined, under the logic that his condition was due to laziness and a lack of will-power.