6 edition of I & Claudius found in the catalog.
November 13, 1999
by Bloomsbury USA
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||313|
I, Claudius From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius, Born 10 B.C., Murdered and Deified A.D. 54 (Book): Graves, Robert: The emperor Claudius tells of his life during the reigns of Augustus, Tiberius, and Caligula and the events that led to his rise to power in a classic novel reconstructing ancient Rome. I, Claudius book. Read 19 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. This is a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Robert Graves' brillia /5.
I, Claudius by Robert Graves, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(K). I, Claudius is a fully realized look at well, the life of Claudius, a roman emperor in real life. Do note to roman history lovers, please don't take this book as real history. Robert Graves's book is a amazing piece of fiction in my option, in a world of not a whole lot of "First person" accounts of the roman life/5().
19 quotes from I, Claudius (Claudius, #1): ‘I was thinking, So, I’m Emperor, am I? What nonsense! But at least I'll be able to make people read my books Cited by: 1. Bringing to life the subterfuge and double-dealing of Roman nobility, Robert Graves's I, Claudius brings the ancient world to life with startling clarity and meticulous realism. This Penguin Modern Classics edition is a includes an introduction by Barry Unsworth. Despised for his weakness and regarded by his family as little more than a stammering fool, the nobleman Claudius quietly survives /5(21).
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I Claudius is a work of recreated autobiography, telling the life story of a reluctant Roman emperor. This is a compelling read, starting in the relatively sunny days of the rule of jovial Augustus – Claudius’s grandfather - where we meet the young Claudius, a shy boy with a limp, a stutter and a love of reading, writing and by: 1.
Robert Graves (–) was a poet, novelist, and first volume of poems, Over the Brazier (), reflects his experiences in the trenches, and was followed by many works of poetry, nonfiction, and is best known for his novel, I, Claudius (), which won the Hawthornden and James Tait Black Memorial prizes, and for his influential The White Goddess ()/5(52).
Best book I'd read in years. I, Claudius is a brilliantly written piece of historical fiction from the perspective of a hapless-yet-intelligent black sheep of the Julio-Claudian house during the Augustan era of the Roman Empire who stumbles his way through to survive the reigns of Augustus, Tiberius, and Caligula only to be made emperor himself/5.
This and Claudius the God was Graves, though Goodbye To All That is wonderful too. In this book he brings the past vividly back to life. The accuracy of his view of the reigns of the early emperors may be challenged but it is his view that the world remembers/5(33).
I Claudius is a work of recreated autobiography, telling the life story of a reluctant Roman emperor. This is a compelling read, starting in the relatively sunny days of the rule of jovial Augustus – Claudius’s grandfather - where we meet the young Claudius, a shy boy with a limp, a stutter and a love of reading, writing and history/5().
This and Claudius the God was Graves, though Goodbye To All That is wonderful too. In this book he brings the past vividly back to life.
The accuracy of his view of the reigns of the early emperors may be challenged but it is his view that the world remembers/5(32). Addeddate Identifier claudiusthegod Identifier-ark ark://tzr1w Ocr ABBYY FineReader (Extended OCR) Ppi Scanner Internet Archive HTML5 Uploader SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides that feature detailed chapter summaries and analysis of major themes, characters, quotes, and essay topics.
This one-page guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of I Claudius by Robert Graves. Robert Graves’s novel I, Claudius () is written in the form of [ ]. The edition contains I, Claudius and the sequel Claudius the God.
The first book details the Claudian family history and the events leading up to Claudius being proclaimed Emperor. The second book tells the tale of his rule, his demise and some of the future of the Empire under the rule of Nero.
These are absolute classics of English literature/5(28). Graves wrote the novel “I, Claudius” in The book is presented as a secret autobiography of Tiberius Claudius Drusus Nero Germanicus (or Claudius) who was the Emperor of the Roman Empire from 44 to 51 AD.
In order the maintain this concept, Graves writes his narrative in the first-person, complete with stylized expressions and historical vocabulary, as if Claudius were actually. I so enjoyed this book, partly because I know and love Robert Graves's I, Claudius, and it was so much fun to see how the author adapted the story of the classical Roman emperors and their names to a private high school in contemporary California/5.
Robert Graves’ novel opens with Claudius (or Tiberius Claudius Drusus Nero Germanicus) introducing himself and describing his personal motivation for writing this ing to Claudius, the existence of the text was prophesied by the Sibyl at Cumae, who declared that Claudius would “speak clear” in nineteen hundred years by writing an accurate account of his life.
Fictionized biography of a Roman emperor, who lived at a strategic period in the history of the empire. A book that some will read because they think it should be read, and will be pleasantly disappointed at finding it very entertaining, although not conventionally popular.
The author has told his story as though it were an autobiography, in which lame, stuttering, weak Claudius writes his own. I, Claudius, historical novel by Robert Graves set in 1st-century-ce Rome, published in The book is written as an autobiographical memoir by the Roman emperor Claudius, who is a son of a Roman general, a nephew of the emperor Tiberius, and a great-nephew of the emperor ally weak, afflicted with stammering, and inclined to drool, Claudius is an embarrassment to his family.
(The first book in the Claudius series) A novel by Robert Graves Despised for his weakness and regarded by his family as little more than a stammering fool, the nobleman Claudius quietly survives the intrigues, bloody purges and mounting cruelty of the imperial Roman dynasties.
“One of the really remarkable books of our day”—the story of the Roman emperor on which the award-winning BBC TV series was based (The New York Times). Once a rather bookish young man with a limp and a stammer, a man who spent most of his time trying to stay away from the danger and risk of the line of ascension, Claudius seemed an unlikely candidate for emperor/5(21).
Claudius was the son of General Nero Claudius Drusus and the grandson of Livia Drusilla, the wife of Caesar Augustus, who ruled Rome as its first emperor from 27 B.C. to 14 A.D. Claudius wrote a history of Rome that does not survive, but novelist and poet Robert Graves () imagined what Claudius reported and presented it in two books /5(30).
Summary. The novel opens with the adult Claudius introducing himself to the readers. He outlines the time period from the book, describing it as a factual account of his life from his earliest memories in A.D.
41 to his entanglement in the “golden predicament” at age fifty-one. Robert Graves presents I, Claudius as a personal autobiography written by Claudius himself.
In addition to provide insight into Claudius’ character, the text allows the readers to view an inside perspective of the intrigues and plots that characterized the Roman Empire.
Complete summary of Robert Graves' I, Claudius. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of I, Claudius. I knew I had to read this book after spotting it at the library.
Its about a young lady from England who takes a road trip across the US with her cat, Claudius. Now, Clare is a pretty quirky woman and it shows in her writing, but her love for Claudius and the back story of her dealing with her mothers death make the book solid/5.Claudius.
the grandson of Augustus and Livia; the son of Antonia and Drusus. Also referred to as "Claudius the Idiot," "Claudius the Stammerer," and "Clau-Clau-Claudius," Claudius is the clear protagonist of the text.“I, Claudius” was published in by Robert Graves.
It is written as an autobiography of the Roman Emperor, Claudius. It starts at the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BC and ends with the assassination of Caligula in 41 AD.
This book was chosen as one of the hundred best English novels.