Claudius the God and His Wife Messalina - Section XIV, Three Accounts of Claudius' Death & Pumpkinification of Claudius, a Satire in Verse and Prose Summary & Analysis

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Section XIV, Three Accounts of Claudius' Death & Pumpkinification of Claudius, a Satire in Verse and Prose Summary

The first account of Claudius' death claims that he writes his will before Agrippinilla poisons him. His death is a secret until Lucius Domitius sets things in order for his rule. Claudius is canonized as a saint in heaven due to the many tokens that predict his death. The second account claims that Claudius is attacked by illness and goes to Sinuessa to recover where Agrippinilla poisons him. The palace doors open on October 13, and Lucius Domitius is received by the public joyfully while Claudius is decreed divine honors. The third account claims that Agrippinilla angers Claudius, and he intends to dictate Brittanicus as his sole heir. This causes Agrippinilla to hire a...

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