Year 51 was a
common year starting on Friday(link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.__NOTOC__
Claudiusand Vespasianare Roman Consuls.
praetorian prefect(51– 62), is charged by Seneca with the education of Nero.
*In Britain, governor
Publius Ostorius Scapuladefeats Caratacusand the Siluresin the territory of the Ordovicesin central Wales. Caratacus seeks sanctuary with Cartimandua, queen of the Brigantesin northern England, but she is a Roman ally and hands him over to Ostorius. Despite the defeat, the Silures continue to fight.
*The captured Caratacus is exhibited in chains in Claudius' triumph in Rome, and his dignified demeanour persuades the emperor to spare his life and allow his family to live free in Rome.
Paul of Tarsusbegins his second mission (approximate date).
New Testamentbook 1 Thessaloniansis written (possible date).
Epistle to the Galatians, Paul supports the separation of Christianityand Judaism.
October 24— Roman emperor Domitian(d. 96)
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