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The Death of CaligulaFlavius Josephus$
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Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781846319648

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781846319648.001.0001

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The Republic Restored

The Republic Restored

Chapter:
(p.24) V The Republic Restored
Source:
The Death of Caligula
Author(s):

T. P. Wiseman

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846319648.003.0005

Sections 158-200 of the translation: Josephus reports how the Senate try to take control of the situation, with a long speech from the consul SentiusSaturninus hailing the end of the ‘tyranny of the Caesars’ and the resumption of a free republic. Meanwhile, the Praetorian Guard, who have nothing to gain from a republic, kidnap Claudius with the intention of making him emperor. The conspirators send one of their number to kill Gaius’ widow Caesonia and her little daughter.

Keywords:   SentiusSaturninus, Restored republic, Praetorian Guard, Claudius, Caesonia

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