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I, Claudius (TV Mini-Series 1976) Poster

(1976)

Goofs

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Anachronisms 

In the Senate chamber, the famous statue of Romulus and Remus being suckled by a she-wolf is above the door. But the two children were added to the statue in the 15th century.
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The DVD set sold in 2012 has a menu page featuring the Colosseum, which was built almost 30 years after Claudius died.
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Augustus thanks the poet Horace for his performance. Roman soldiers enter to inform Augustus of the troops slaughtered his at Teutoburg Forest. Horace died in 8 BCE, the Battle of Teutoburg Forest occurred in 9 CE.
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Augustus banishes his daughter Julia in 2 CE. Historically, she was banished in 2 BCE.
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Herod frequently calls Claudius "little marmoset". Marmosets are native to the New World, which Europeans had not discovered in Roman times.
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In the early episodes, several doors in the various buildings have modern doorknobs and other closure hardware, or the cutouts for them.
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Factual errors 

In the miniseries, Julia's son Gaius dies of a mysterious illness before she is banished, and Lucius dies after being wounded in battle. Historically, Lucius died of a mysterious illness before Gaius died in battle, and both died before Julia was banished.
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In the miniseries, Tiberius is married to Vipsania at the same time that Julia is married to Marcellus. Historically, Tiberius married Vipsania in 19 BCE, when Marcellus had been dead for four years, and Julia had been married to her second husband, Marcus Agrippa, for two years, and was pregnant with their second child.
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Marcus Agrippa is shown as being much older than Augustus. Historically, they were the same age.
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Augustus remarried a few months after Julia was born. Julia mentions that Livia had been married to her father for 20 years. Historically, Julia was 14 when she said that.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Augustus throws Postumus against a wall, it wobbles.
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