Sunday, 25 March 2018

I, Claudius...

It is going to be Easter in a week now, so I thought I would recommend something fitting and what it more fitting than a good old historical novel set in Ancient Rome? It's my kind of pre-Easter read anyway. So I am reading at the moment (and at last) I, Claudius by Robert Graves.The novel is one epic tragicomedy with a very human feel. Despised by the imperial family of as its lesser member, stammering Claudius survives wars, schemes, conspiracies of Rome to accidentally and unwillingly become emperor, even though he wants nothing more than the restoration of the republic. Also the source material of one of the greatest British TV drama ever produced, where I first discovered it.

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