Claudius the God and His Wife Messalina - Section XI, ch. 27-28 Summary & Analysis

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Section XI, ch. 27-28 Summary

The Saecular games are practiced every one hundred to one hundred, ten years. The next round falls on the seventh year of Claudius' reign, the year that he plans to finish his reformations and restore the Republic. The games begin with the traditional ceremonies, specifically honor to Apollo, the reason for the games. Claudius' grandnephew, Lucius Domitius, takes part in the games. Lucius Domitius' father is dead and his mother is indifferent. A prophecy proclaims his fate to be as emperor of Rome, which has resulted in several assassination attempts. Claudius adds three letters to the Roman alphabet, though no one seems to care about this as much as he does, and he finishes the aqueducts. He also passes a law that a woman who marries a slave without his master's consent becomes a slave herself, while...

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