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Britannicus
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Son of Emperor Claudius and Valeria Messalina, born 12 February 41, 20 days after Claudius' assumption of office. His name was first Ti. Claudius Caesar Germanicus, changed to Ti. Claudius Caesar Britannicus after his father's triumph in Britain in 43 (Suet. Claud. 27,1). He was brought up, together with Titus, the later emperor, by the freedman Sosibius (Suet. Tit. 2). He took part in the Game of Troy at the Secular Games of 47. C. Silius, his mother's lover, is said to have wanted to adopt B. (Tac. Ann. 11,26,2). When Claudius married his niece  Agrippina [3] after the mur…

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Eck, Werner (Cologne), “Britannicus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 05 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e220260>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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