Regarded as little more than a stammering fool, the nobleman Claudius quietly survives the intrigues, bloody purges and mounting cruelty of the imperial Roman dynasties. He watches and records the activities of the wise Augustus and his villainous wife Livia, the sadistic Tiberius and the insane excesses of Caligula. Written in the form of Claudius' autobiography, this is the first part of Robert Graves's brilliant account of the madness and debauchery of ancient Rome.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MrsLee - LibraryThing
This was interesting to a point, but very many characters I had a hard time remembering who was who. Also, negative in that most of them were either done bad by, or doing bad to others. Then my mom ... Read full review
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I have three absolute top favorite books of all time. This is Number One, with a bullet. This historical fiction novel of ancient Rome has it all: murder, family dysfunction, regicide, incest, gossip ... Read full review