Claudius the God and His Wife Messalina - Section VIII, ch. 19-21 Summary & Analysis

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Section VIII, ch. 19-21 Summary

Aulus does well in Britain, but enemy reinforcements arrive daily. Posides uses elephants with munitions in the war, and Claudius promises Posides high honors if he helps Rome win the war. Claudius joins forces with Aulus in London on September 5. They are happy to see each other. Claudius calls a council of war, and all members agree on a frontal attack. Claudius insists upon finding a way around the enemy, but his generals state that it is impossible. Posides reveals a track through the marshes through which the troops can march. Claudius prepares a speech to inspire the troops, but when he delivers his speech, he deviates and speaks from his heart. The enemy withdraws from Weald Brook, and Claudius sends the ninth regiment after them. A French soldier dresses as the Heron King, causing dismay to...

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