In Claudius the God, the second part of Robert Graves’s fictionalized autobiography, Claudius – wry, rueful, always inquisitive – brings to life some of the most scandalous and violent times in history.
Claudius has survived the murderous intrigues of his predecessors to become, reluctantly, Emperor of Rome.
‘I, Claudius and Claudius the God are an imaginative and hugely readable account of the early decades of the Roman Empire . . . racy, inventive, often comic.’ Telegraph
‘Graves made Roman history funny and familiar.’ Guardian
When in Rome . . .
The two books take the form of the intimate memoirs of Claudius himself, telling of his unlikely ascent to the imperial throne, and his surprisingly successful thirteen-year reign. Previously he had...Read more