He could not be trusted to toe the existing party line.When he returned to the narrative later in life, Claudius skipped over the wars of the second triumvirate altogether.Antonia referred to him as a monster, and used him as a standard for stupidity.She seems to have passed her son off on his grandmother Livia for a number of years.Claudius was then left to be raised by his mother, who never remarried.When Claudius' disability became evident, the relationship with his family turned sour.
However, by the time he reached his teenage years his symptoms apparently waned and his family took some notice of his scholarly interests.
He was a descendant of the Octavii Rufi (through Gaius Octavius), Julii Caesares (through Julia Minor and Julia Antonia), and the Claudii Nerones (through Nero Claudius Drusus); he was a great-nephew of Augustus through his full sister Octavia Minor, a nephew of Tiberius through his father Drusus, Tiberius' brother, an uncle of Caligula and finally a great-uncle of Nero through Caligula's father and Nero's grandfather Germanicus, his brother.
Claudius was born on 1 August 10 BC at Lugdunum (modern Lyon, France). His mother, Antonia, may have had two other children who died young.
1 August 10 BC – 13 October 54 AD) was Roman emperor from 41 to 54.
A member of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, he was the son of Drusus and Antonia Minor.
He was born at Lugdunum in Gaul, the first (and until Trajan, the only) Roman Emperor to be born outside Italy.