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Cambridge Latin Anthology

 

Messalina was the Emperor Claudius' third wife. By the time our narrative starts, she and Claudius have two children, Octavia and Britannicus, aged about six and five respectively. Apparently Messalina had already been involved in a number of affairs and scandals before she bedan her affair with Silius.

 

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