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Claudius and its seuel Claudius the God are among the most celebrated as well the most gripping historical novels ever writtenCover illustration Brian Pik. Yo ClaudioThe review I really have in mind will be attempted for this book only after I finish reading Claudius the God to uench the burning curiosity of how this Clau Clau Claudius a man who in the first shock of being made emperor had this outrageous thought come rushing to his mind So I m Emperor am I What nonsense But at least I ll be able to make people read my books now will conduct himself as a God Emperor The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire and Rubicon The Last Years of the Roman Republic so that I can apply the same criteria for reviewing any work of history as suggested by Claudius original source for much of Pliny s work himself through Livius and Pollio all works unfortunately lostMeanwhile have a short and enjoyable snapshot sampling of the book by going through the easy to follow family tree given below Ah the tales that can be told while tracing those lines

Review I Claudius

I Claudius

Trigues the depravity the bloody purges and mounting cruelty of the reigns of Augustus and Tiberius soon to culminate in the deified insanity of Caligula I. Compelling humorous entertaining and even at time times deeply disturbing this traces the peripheral rise of an unlikely Caeser Historical fiction at its best Graves provides an in depth behind the scenes look at early Roman Imperial intrigue First published in 1934 this has been selected as one of the finest English language works in the twentieth century

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Into the 'autobiography' of Clau Clau Claudius the pitiful stammerer who was destined to become Emperor in spite of himself Graves packs the everlasting in. Things had to have been boring in ancient Rome with no TV internet or video games But after reading I Claudius I think that the average Roman citizen s chief entertainment probably came from watching what the imperial family did to each other There was the crime and intrigue of a show like The Sopranos All the narcissism and betrayal of a season of a reality TV show More sex than cable on demand porn channels and enough family dysfunction to make Jerry Springer s guests look classy You could have kicked off your sandals put your feet up and watched out the window as all kinds of people got married divorced betrayed robbed disgraced exiled and murdered You can t put a dollar value on entertainment like thatThe story is told from the perspective of Claudius a member of the royal family who managed to survive because he was widely considered to be an idiot due to his stammer and bad leg and because he never had enough money for anyone to bother killing him for his estate Shunned and forgotten by most of the family Claudius becomes a historian and scholar who documents the terrible things that happen around him as everyone seeks to gain and keep powerOver his life Claudius will have to deal with three emperors the noble Augustus the sullen and paranoid Tiberius and the crazy Caligula His grandmother Livia who married Augustus would ruthlessly manipulate and destroy generations of her own family through various schemes and murders to make sure that her son Tiberius would one day inherit the throne Great book that really makes Roman history come alive Claudius is a sympathetic narrator and there s a streak of hilarious deadpan humor along with all the palace intrigue


10 thoughts on “I Claudius

  1. says:

    Tiberius Claudius Drusus Nero Germanicus Claudius to his embarrassed family born in Lyon in what is now France a sickly lame twitching stutte

  2. says:

    Things had to have been boring in ancient Rome with no TV internet or video games But after reading I Claudius I think that the average Roman citizen’s chief entertainment probably came from watching what the imperial family did t

  3. says:

    I Claudius reviewed by Manny Claudius come here sit down right by me don't be shy O o o o o oh M m m m m Yes? essalinaI Claudius reviewed by Mariel All i can dream about is rabbits every day every day rabbits i can't tell you whyI Claudius revi

  4. says:

    Compelling humorous entertaining and even at time times deeply disturbing this traces the peripheral rise of an unlikely Caeser Historical fiction at its best Graves provides an in depth behind the scenes look at early Roman Imperial intrigue First published in 1934 this has been selected as one of the finest English language works

  5. says:

    Game of RomesHistory is the lie of the victors Or so that’s what they say But in the case of I Claudius hailed as one of the best pieces of historical fiction written to date the so called lie is either heightened or degraded depends on how you see it into a dramatic tale of cunning deceit depravity and the

  6. says:

    Robert Graves' classic I Claudius is a masterpiece of historical fiction about the stuttering lame unlikely emperor Claudius ending just as he mounts the imperial throne one must read Claudius the God and His Wife Messalina for the rest high on my TBR now It is a mesmerizing text detailing the reigns of Augustus Tiberius and Caligul

  7. says:

    I was going to write that Graves having translated The Twelve Caesars recycled the Suetonius with a dash of Tacitus and some added murders to create I Claudius ostensibly the memoirs of the Emperor Claudius This however seems to be entirely false as Graves wrote I Claudius than twenty years before he made that translation He was

  8. says:

    Yo ClaudioThe review I really have in mind will be attempted for this book only after I finish reading Claudius the God to uench the burning curiosity of how this ‘Clau Clau Claudius’ a man who in the first shock of being made emperor ha

  9. says:

    Poor Clau Clau Claudius He stuttered had a limp and was deaf in one ear Considered the family idiot he had the misfortune to be born into a fa

  10. says:

    There have been multiple periods of time in my life during which I developed a fascination for different historical families usually of infamous

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