Since I first saw the episode the night it premiered I've been thinking that Claudia has Jewish origins. Yes her name is Latin, but their were many Jews who were Roman citizen and it is likely some of them had Roman names. Anyway, I believe she is Jewish or at least was around a Jewish community because she named her son Jacob. Jacob is and was strictly a Hebrew name. Very very few Romans would have ever heard or met someone named that so I propose that, as stated before, she has a Jewish backround. What do you all think? --LOST-The Cartographer 18:34, August 30, 2010 (UTC)

I agree it's quite unlikely that a non-Jew, at a time when Classical Latin was commonly spoken (not yet supplanted by Vulgar Latin aka proto-Romance), would think of 'Jacob'. On the other hand, a Jew would certainly know that the original Jacob יַעֲקֹב‎ had a twin brother Esau עֵשָׂו, so why didn't she think of that name (if only to reject it as unlucky)? I'm skeptical too about a Jew with a Roman name, particularly one that suggests Imperial kinship. —Tamfang 04:14, September 17, 2010 (UTC)
  • Good points. I think we have enough evidence to add it to the article. --LOST-The Cartographer 19:48, October 25, 2010 (UTC)
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