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  1. Octavia

    Who Killed Germanicus?

    I don't know what symptoms would give you spots and have you foam at the mouth. Could poison do that? In I, claudius, it was suggested he was poisoned or frightened to death. As for cipio's question about what would happened if Germanicus took over the empire after Tiberius left and all, if he got rid of Sijanus, things would have been much more stable, but that's from the personality I got from the movie about claudius.
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    Who Killed Germanicus?

    Thanks all. Your info really helped a lot. I thought maybe the whole thing with Caligula was crazy, and there really isn't any evidence that Piso killed Germanicus or Tiberius and Livia.
  3. Hello all. I heard in shakespeares play Julius caesar, that after Caesar's death, Antony made a speech at his funeral. Was there really such a speech? If so, where can I read it? Thanks. Octavia.
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    Who Killed Germanicus?

    Hello everyone. I was just wondering if the sources said anything about who murdered Germanicus? I don't think it was Caligula. Not sure though, but he wiould had been a young boy at the time. What do you all think happened to him and who did it? I believe it could have been poison that killed him. Not sure.
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    Where did the Great Fire start?

    Okay. Let's just possibly close this debate and say that the fire happened by accident, which was maybe the case. We will never really know the real truth. The historians that have written the books liked to tell stories, so no one really knows. However, Nero did what he should have done as far as supplying people with shelter and food, but he didn't have to build a statue of himself and make such a large palace.
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    Where did the Great Fire start?

    This topic is very interesting. I'm of a mixed oppinion of what everyone is saying here. Somehow, this comes to mind. If Nero didn't start the fire, then why would he want to rename the city and call it after himself, build a palace larger than what the old palace had been, and make a remark like that. It seems as if he wanted something larger than life, and that he wasn't satisfied with what he had.
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    BBC program on I, Claudius

    Thanks for that info. Are all the episodes on the link you gave, or did you give me the link? Thanks again. Octavia
  8. Hello everyone. I've tried to look for games based on the Roman empire, even if they are text adventure games. Has anyone seen any around? Thanks. Octavia
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    BBC program on I, Claudius

    Hello all. I recently discovered a radio program on I, caludius on bbc radio 2. Has anyone listened to that? And is it any good? Thanks. Octavia
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    Where did the Great Fire start?

    I watched a documentary on the fire in 64 A.D. and I can't remember where they said it started. I think I do remember reading what one of the other members said about the fire starting near the circus maximus though. My question is, do you all think Nero was to blame? Sorry if this is sort of off topic. Lol! Even though he was south of Rome, from what I'd heard, he could have had others do his dirty work for him. On the other hand, the documentary I watched said that possibly one of the reasons the fire started was because the shops and things wern't safe from such things.
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    "Cleopatra": Title or Name?

    That's very interesting. I tried to read some of either the illiod or the oddisy and couldn't really get in to them, but the fact that there was a cleopatra mentioned in the book is very interesting.
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    "Cleopatra": Title or Name?

    So I guess maybe that Cleopatra is a name, and could be concidered as a title in some cases. Was the last person with the name Cleopatra then, Cleopatra Selene, the daughter of Cleopatra and Antony?
  13. Hello everyone. I heard in a biography that Cleopatra was not Egyptian. I also read or hear somewhere that she was massidonian. Does that mean she was Greek or what? Also, how did her family come to power?
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    Question about a scene in I, Claudius

    I'm not sure where she is. I hope we can get that I claudius topic going again. I missed a lot of it. Maybe we can start a new one?
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    Question about a scene in I, Claudius

    I don't think they have any naration for I, caludius, but it would be cool if there was such a thing. I always thought it was cool how people on the forum would make up a game where they would ask questions about the movie because I learn stuff from it, like what Caligula wore and so on.
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