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I, Claudius by Robert Graves
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Mar 13, 2008

it was amazing
Recommended to Belinda by: Badger
Recommended for: Those who wish a deeper understanding of roman history

I cannot recommend this book too highly. My introduction to it was the famous BBC series staring Derek Jacobi, after which I was compelled to read Graves' books to fill in all the juicy details. Graves felt there was a new Roman story to be told w/Claudius, the "idiot" who managed to do much more than most of his foolish relations---until he too demonstrated himself a fool. This telling of Roman history is deliciously wicked, as are most of its characters, but then you somehow find yourself in love with them nonetheless. I could not put this one, nor its successor Claudius the God: And His Wife Messalina down.
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