Claudius, while writing his biography recalls the history of his family. In Rome 24 AD Augustus celebrates the anniversary of the defeat of Agrippa and Cleopatra at the Battle of Actium, and seems to be preparing to make is nephew is heir.
The Roman emperor Augustus must confront the scandalous behaviour of his daughter, Julia. When young Claudius catches a wolf-cub dropped from the sky by an eagle, a prophecy is made.
Livia plots to destroy the reputation of Postumus. Young Claudius is given some good advice by Pollio, before being drawn into an arranged marriage.
Claudius makes a final attempt to clear the name of Postumus, but Livia is determined that Tiberius will become emperor. Don't eat the figs, Augustus.
Ancient Rome, 19AD, and Germanicus, the brother of Claudius, has been murdered. Piso and Plancina are to be put to trial for the killing, but feel sure that Tiberius and Livia won't allow them to be found guilty. Antonia worries that young Caligula may have some developmental problems.
The end draws near for the evil Livia as the power of Tiberius and Sejanus increases. Sejanus has plans for Claudius to marry his sister, Aelia.
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