Claudius meets Livy and Pollio in a library, but he is not as impressed with Livy's writing style because it is not based on fact. Claudius describes Livilla as one of the "crab apples" on the Claudian family tree. Urgulanilla is over six feet tall and dangerous, but Claudius is able to stay on her good side by a show of considerate indifference. Sejanus' troops ambush Postumus and his supporters, and Tiberius has Postumus beheaded. Episode 5 Derek Jacobi Interview. Claudius knowingly seals his fate and that of his own son by naming Nero his heir. In addition to killing his father and setting Claudius' house on fire, Caligula is caught committing incest with his sister at a young age. Augustus decides to engage Medullina Camilla to Claudius, and Livia is furious at him for this sign of independence. Antonia is an extremely proud and noble woman. It is now 9 BC. Claudius' third wife. I, Claudius literature essays are academic essays for citation. Rome, 54 CE. the oldest son of Julia and Agrippa. the eldest son of Germanicus. the wife of Mark Antony; Augustus' sister; Marcellus' mother. Written by In Chapter 2, Claudius begins to describe his family tree, explaining that the Claudian line has always produced two kinds of fruit: good apples and crab apples. the youngest son of Julia and Agrippa; Augustus' grandson. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. "I, Claudius Characters". Caligula gives Messalina to Claudius, and Claudius cannot help but fall in love with her youth and beauty. Claudius' second tutor. Livia has poisoned Agrippa and Tiberius is being forced to divorce his wife Vipsania to marry Julia. Drusus is all for a return to the Republic and Tiberius envies him because he is not stuck in Rome but spear-heading military campaigns in Northern Europe. The first episode (titled "A Touch of Murder") was split into two when it aired on the PBS anthology series Masterpiece Theatre. Musa becames very wealthy after he "cures" Augustus. Vincent, Caitlin. Drusilla is Caligula's favorite sister and begins to commit incest with him at an early age. Nearing the end of his life and surrounded by spies, Claudius, emperor of Rome, writes his family history. Rome, 24-9 BCE. Augustus' first wife. I, Claudius Episode 2: Waiting in the Wings . the son of Tiberius and Vipsania; the first husband of Livilla. Where do I stream I, Claudius online? Postumus is captured and imprisoned on an island but not before he has told Claudius that Livia is the cause of his banishment. The history of the Roman Empire as experienced by one of its rulers. When he receives a smuggled warning letter, he wonders how to stop Sejanus, who has the guards loyalty. Later, she becomes Sejanus' mistress and conspires to kill Tiberius. The Question and Answer section for I, Claudius is a great Tiberius' brother Drusus, a general on campaign who favors a return to the Republic, smashes his leg by falling off a horse. Season 1, Episode 2. Claudius prefers Pollio's style of writing because it is dedicated to the truth. We will fix the issue in 2 days; in the mean time, we ask for your understanding and you can find other backup links on … Augustus initially seems to favor Marcellus as his heir and Livia pits Agrippa and Marcellus against each other. He finishes his book and buries a … Not affiliated with Harvard College. the oracle at Cumae. Tiberius' first wife and only love. Livia is anxious that Augustus be deified but there is general caution lest it angers the Gods. Poison Is Queen. Pollio's son; Vipsania's second husband. Finally, Julia marries Tiberius but Tiberius' indifference to her drives her to become sexually promiscuous. After he is forced to divorce his first wife in order to marry Julia, all of Tiberius' good qualities disappear, and he becomes even more of a "bad apple" on the Claudian family tree. Plancina is accused with her husband of murdering Germanicus through witchcraft. Posted on March 29, 2013 by Mark Oshiro. Caligula accuses his son of being a traitor, but there is no evidence of any wrong-doing. Tiberius, hoping to succeed Augustus, marries the emperor's daughter (Frances White). Piso and his wife, Plancina, are blamed for Germanicus' death, but they are innocent of the crime. Watch I, Claudius season 1 episode 2 Online Waiting in the Wings : Livia enlists Claudius' sister Lucilla to discredit Postumus. Drusus is all for a return to the Republic and Tiberius envies him because he is not stuck in Rome but spear-heading military campaigns in Northern Europe. Add the first question. When her numerous infidelities are exposed, Julia is banished for life on the charge of promiscuous adultery. don @ minifie-1. He supports Tiberius as emperor whole-heartedly, even giving owed funds to mutinous troops and forging Tiberius' signature to show that the funds came directly from the emperor. As such, he has a reputation in his family as a harmless idiot and is able to secretly discover the truth behind the political plots and intrigues of the time. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Sejanus essentially rules Rome while Tiberius is living in Capri and becomes extremely power-hungry. Piso's wife. the son of Octavia and Mark Antony; Julia's first husband. the grandson of Augustus and Livia; the son of Antonia and Drusus. Gemellus is one of the first to fall in Caligula's killing spree against members of his family. Claudius' slave. With Derek Jacobi, Siân Phillips, Brian Blessed, George Baker. Livia has poisoned Agrippa and Tiberius is being forced to divorce his wife Vipsania to marry Julia. It is now 9 BC. Livia has poisoned Agrippa and Tiberius is being forced to divorce his wife Vipsania to marry Julia. Also seen as an obstacle to Tiberius' position as heir, Lucius is poisoned at Livia's orders during a voyage from Spain. the daughter of Julia and Agrippa, she marries Germanicus and becomes one of the leaders of the anti-Tiberius faction after Germanicus' death. the second son of Julia and Agrippa. With her death, Livia is able to engage Claudius to a girl of her choosing. Neither Tiberius nor Julia are happy with this arrangement and Julia also confesses to Antonia, daughter of Mark Antony and wife of Tiberius' popular brother Drusus Germanicus, that she believes Livia killed Marcellus. the daughter of Augustus and Scribonia. In her prophecy, she tells him that he will become emperor and that he will "speak clear" in nineteen hundred years. Livia does everything that she can to torment Octavia, but Octavia remains morally above the political intrigues of the rest of the family. the daughter of Urgulania; Claudius' first wife. Caligula's childhood is marked with a series of suspicious events that foreshadow his later madness. Messalina, having borne him children, persuades him to let her rule alongside him and brings in senator Silanus as an aide, Silanus marrying Domitia, Messalina's mother. When he finds out who Claudius is, Pollio urges Claudius to continue to play the fool so that he will stay alive. Caligula's son. When he finds out who Claudius is, Pollio urges Claudius to continue to play the fool so that he will stay alive. Polybius. All of his power as emperor is largely due to Livia's efforts, and he is careful not to offend her in any way. 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