I, Claudius - Study Guide Chapter 27 Summary & Analysis

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The principle events of this chapter occur between 31 AD and 32 AD. Agrippina, as expected, is banished; her oldest son Nero is banished to a separate location. On her voyage to sequestering, Agrippina is delivered to Tiberius for observation—he beats the aging woman so savagely that he puts out one of her eyes. Agrippina's next-oldest son Drusus is then cast into a dungeon for the remainder of his life. Gallus, a senator frequently opposed to Tiberius and also the son of Asinus Pollio, is also imprisoned and the aged man quickly dies.

Meanwhile, at Rome, Claudius' mother Antonia learns of a plot being developed between her daughter Livilla and Sejanus. She pastes intercepted letters into copies of Claudius' recently finished history and forwards them to Tiberius. Antonia then closes Livilla into a room and presides over the house as Livilla starves to death. Tiberius, enraged by...

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