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Two ministers of Emperor Claudius

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Emperor Claudius
Emperor Claudius

Two ministers of Emperor Claudius (ruled 41-54 CE), his freedmen Pallas and Narcissus, made huge fortunes from their offices. Claudius was known for his trust in his freedmen, who often decided the country’s politics and palace intrigues.

When Claudius once complained about a void in the treasury, he was told that he would be rich if he was just allowed to join the partnership of his two freedmen.

  • Suetonius, Claudius, 28

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