Claudius the God and His Wife Messalina - Section VI, ch. 14-15 Summary & Analysis

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Section VI, ch. 14-15 Summary

Appius Silanus' execution spurns Vinicianus to insurrection. Many members of the Senate do not believe that Appius Silanus attempted to kill Claudius, and, shocked at many of Claudius' actions, they decide that they need a stronger emperor. The only way to get rid of Claudius is by force of arms, so Vinicianus writes Sarbonianus about what is occurring in Rome and asks for an army to oppose Claudius. Sarbonianus agrees. Claudius hears of the rebellion when Sarbonianus writes to terminate his allegiance to Claudius. Although Claudius is happy at the idea of renouncing the throne, he doubts Sarbonianus' promise of amnesty. Claudius reads the letter to the Senate, and Vinicius speaks out against Vinicianus. Claudius receives a unanimous vote of confidence and authorization to summon Sarbonianus to Rome. Sarbonianus' crew places him on an island, and he...

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