Drusus Claudius Nero I

Drusus Claudius Nero I (105 BC-unknown date in 1st century BC) was a member of the Roman Republican Claudian Family of Rome. He was a descendant of the first named Tiberius Claudius Nero, one of the sons of Appius Claudius Caecus the censor.[1] He served under Pompey in 67 BC battling the pirate menace. Drusus was famous for recommending that the members of the Catiline Conspiracy be confined.[2] His wife was a descendant of the Claudian family. Drusus with his wife had a son called Tiberius Claudius Nero (c. 85 - 33 BC) and a daughter called Claudia who married the prefect, Quintus Volusius.[3] When his grandson the future Roman emperor Tiberius celebrated his coming of age, Tiberius staged two gladiatorial contests. One was held at the Forum in memory of his father and the other held at the amphitheatre in memory of his grandfather Drusus.[4]

See also

  • Drusus Claudius Nero II, also known as Nero Claudius Drusus (38 BC-9 BC). Prominent Roman General, grandson of Drusus Claudius Nero I


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