Claudius the God and His Wife Messalina - Section IV, ch. 9-11 Summary & Analysis

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Section IV, ch. 9-11 Summary

Before Herod Agrippa leaves Rome to return to Jerusalem, Claudius organizes a feast during which the two affirm their friendship, agreeing to include private letters with their business correspondence. Claudius is uncomfortable and offended when Herod Agrippa advises him never to trust anyone. Herod Agrippa returns to Palestine amidst a glorious welcome and many honors. He replaces the High Priest, Jonathan, after Jonathan offends him. Herod Agrippa resides in Jerusalem. He writes to Claudius concerning his disappointment in Silas, his Master of Horses. Silas is rude to Hasdrubal, the harbormaster of Sidon, and when Cypros rebukes Silas, he is rude to her as well, resulting in his imprisonment. Herod Agrippa punishes some young Greeks for placing Claudius' statue in the Jewish synagogue despite Claudius' edict forbidding any such thing.

Meanwhile, Claudius buys a villa near Ostia for...

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