The emperor Claudius of Rome ruled an empire spanning three continents between 41 and 54 CE. His reign was of massive importance to the history of ancient European civilization. In fact, the emperor was among the most innovative, fair, and wise in all Rom

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The emperor Claudius of Rome ruled an empire spanning three continents between 41 and 54 CE. His reign was of massive importance to the history of ancient European civilization. In fact, the emperor was among the most innovative, fair, and wise in all Roman history. However, because Claudius suffered from physical handicaps and spoke with a stutter, ancient authors were biased against him. Consequently, their descriptions of his time in power are almost uniformly hostile, and many ancient historians ignore all of the good that he did.
Claudius’s reign was important for its major innovations. He conquered the island of Britain and incorporated it into the Roman Empire. He also built a new harbor for Rome and oversaw the construction of several new aqueducts, which brought clean water into the city. He even created laws to protect the rights of slaves and expand Roman citizenship to new people. All of these facts suggest that he was a gifted ruler with strong judgment, despite what may be found in histories written by his detractors.
Another reason for the hostility of ancient authors toward the reign of Claudius has to do with the fact that the writers were usually of senatorial class. Claudius was not elected to power by the Senate and severely limited its traditional powers during his reign. However, illustrating his wisdom, instead of entrusting high bureaucratic positions to senators, he preferred to give them to trustworthy slaves and former slaves (freedmen), whom he felt were more loyal to him. They worked efficiently, creating a bureaucratic framework for all future emperors. Claudius should be praised for giving political opportunities to new groups of people such as former slaves and even the women of the imperial household, including his wives.

The article is about emperor Claudius of Rome that he is good emperor but because of he suffered from physical handicaps and spoke with a stutter, other authers ignore all of his good deeds. The article gives three reasons of support. However, the professor refures all by giving reasons of why he is not good emperor.

Firstly, the reading passage says that the emperor Claudius was among the most innovative, fair, and wise in all Roman history. However, the professor refute this by saying that he paid to army to kill previous emperor. How can one be most innovative, fair and wise while he was in power because he killed previous emperor and how could historians rememberd good things?

Secondly, the article says that Claudius has created laws to protect the rights of slaves and expand Roman citizenship to new people. However, the professor refute tthis by saying that he was a notorious emperor. He took legal decisions without listening to both sides of matters.

Finally, the reading passage says that he instead of entrusting high bureaucratic positions to senators, he preferred to give them to trustworthy slaves and former slaves (freedmen), whom he felt were more loyal to him. However, the professor refute this by saying that most of his slaves and loyal people were corrupt. They give an example of his wife that his one of wifes was muderer and he was a worst ruler of that time.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 1, column 75, Rule ID: BECAUSE_OF_I[1]
Message: Probable usage error. Use 'because he' instead.
Suggestion: because he
...ius of Rome that he is good emperor but because of he suffered from physical handicaps and sp...
^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Line 7, column 397, Rule ID: THE_SUPERLATIVE[1]
Message: Use 'the' with the superlative.
Suggestion: the
...his one of wifes was muderer and he was a worst ruler of that time.
^

Transition Words or Phrases used:
but, finally, first, firstly, however, if, second, secondly, so, while

Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 11.0 10.4613686534 105% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 2.0 5.04856512141 40% => OK
Conjunction : 9.0 7.30242825607 123% => OK
Relative clauses : 10.0 12.0772626932 83% => OK
Pronoun: 30.0 22.412803532 134% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 32.0 30.3222958057 106% => OK
Nominalization: 0.0 5.01324503311 0% => More nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1169.0 1373.03311258 85% => OK
No of words: 240.0 270.72406181 89% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 4.87083333333 5.08290768461 96% => OK
Fourth root words length: 3.93597934253 4.04702891845 97% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.43461367572 2.5805825403 94% => OK
Unique words: 124.0 145.348785872 85% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.516666666667 0.540411800872 96% => OK
syllable_count: 360.0 419.366225166 86% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.55342163355 97% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 3.0 3.25607064018 92% => OK
Article: 9.0 8.23620309051 109% => OK
Subordination: 0.0 1.25165562914 0% => More adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 1.0 1.51434878587 66% => OK
Preposition: 0.0 2.5761589404 0% => More preposition wanted as sentence beginning.

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 12.0 13.0662251656 92% => OK
Sentence length: 20.0 21.2450331126 94% => OK
Sentence length SD: 48.7632460637 49.2860985944 99% => OK
Chars per sentence: 97.4166666667 110.228320801 88% => OK
Words per sentence: 20.0 21.698381199 92% => OK
Discourse Markers: 5.83333333333 7.06452816374 83% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.09492273731 98% => OK
Language errors: 2.0 4.19205298013 48% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 7.0 4.33554083885 161% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 5.0 4.45695364238 112% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 0.0 4.27373068433 0% => More facts, knowledge or examples wanted.
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.213330419995 0.272083759551 78% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0950367205489 0.0996497079465 95% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0864106508447 0.0662205650399 130% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.13946710507 0.162205337803 86% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0687580327045 0.0443174109184 155% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 11.5 13.3589403974 86% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 59.64 53.8541721854 111% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 5.55761589404 56% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 9.9 11.0289183223 90% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 10.97 12.2367328918 90% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 7.92 8.42419426049 94% => OK
difficult_words: 50.0 63.6247240618 79% => More difficult words wanted.
linsear_write_formula: 7.5 10.7273730684 70% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.0 10.498013245 95% => OK
text_standard: 10.0 11.2008830022 89% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Rates: 80.0 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 24.0 Out of 30
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