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Into the 'autobiography' of Clau Clau Claudius the pitiful stammerer who was destined to become Emperor in spite of himself Graves packs the everlasting in I Claudius reviewed by Manny Claudius come here sit down right by me don't be shy O o o o o oh M m m m m Yes essalinaI Claudius reviewed by Mariel All i can dream about is rabbits every day every day rabbits i can't tell you whyI Claudius reviewed by Ian Graye You've seen The Sopranos so you think you know about gangstersBut Imperial Rome didn't get its reputation by organising knitting circlesNo it didn'tClaudius became emperor accidentally They found him cowering in a cupboard and they dragged him kicking and screaming to the throneThat might be a metaphorOr notI Claudius reviewed by Bird Brian THE HARD CORE TRUTH Graves dishes up nothing less than the most incisive deconstruction of the Bush regime and by extension the entire ediface of oppression which perpetuates from one administration to the next If Hilary Clinton had beat Obama in the primaries in 2008 and had then won a second term this year America would have had two dynastic families running the whole shooting match from 1989 onwards do you see any difference with Ancient Rome I sure don'tI Claudius reviewed by Karen BrissetteYOU GUYS IT IS FINISHED I HAVE MADE FIFTY GRILLED CHEESES WHAT A FUN CHEESY TIME I HAVE HAD okay i know you have all been waiting on the edge of your seat for what will karen do this summer to follow up her extraordinary summer of 23 pasta salads here is your answer friends i claudius or i clavidvs if you check out the cover of the copy i have wooh here we go eviscerations deflorations and probably pasta fazool I Claudius reviewed by PrajProlonged use of both valium and absolute power may do unusual things to people's libido but who is going to draw such a moral from the romping morass which we can tinopen here in the untangleble tale of the nincompoop emperor Kings and lords and high spastic rulers and their horrid affairs filthy fate covetousness allegiance brutalities treachery and chastisements metamorphosing from the coccoon of mighty power and disgusting love such as it may be so called I not however Discordant waves of love and nastiness like bad songs sung loudly by good singers dangerously destabilizing romantic notions; overwhelming morality and raison d'être; all is destroyed where it is not altered beyond you ever noticing it was something that you loved A book for everyone that lives You got it

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I ClaudiusTrigues the depravity the bloody purges and mounting cruelty of the reigns of Augustus and Tiberius soon to culminate in the deified insanity of Caligula I Game of RomesHistory is the lie of the victors Or so that’s what they say But in the case of I Claudius hailed as one of the best pieces of historical fiction written to date the so called lie is either heightened or degraded depends on how you see it into a dramatic tale of cunning deceit depravity and the glories of ancient Rome chalked with enough back stabbing affairs incest assassinations and debauchery you’d doubt whether you’ve unearthed an ancient tabloid Granted there are certain truths that only a tabloid can tell Of course in this case it is idiotic to look for historical accuracy in fiction but certain things that happen are just so wicked that you have to wonder whether these lies are just that This review aims to take on the impossible task of diluting the deceitful mixture to separate the lies of the writer from the essential lies of the victors There's actually very little in I Claudius that's entirely unattested But the thing is Robert Graves based on historical works that are biased and unreliable and he portrays the characters in a way to fit his underlying narrative Graves relied most heavily on Suetonius and Tacitus He drew on Suetonius and a host of late Roman authors who are inaccurate at best particularly for his narration of the earlier emperors to provide all sorts of juicy gossip that those works are full of But then he had a problem There was a sharp division among writers of the 1st and 2nd Centuries AD as regards Claudius Many of his contemporaries and particularly the Neronians saw Claudius as the bumbling old idiot that you can find in the pages of Seneca and Suetonius However under the Flavians Claudius became a model emperor who was a struggling intellectual and who expanded Roman power militarily and through his public works rather than the idiot who let everyone else do all the work for him and eventually had to rely on his wife so much that he fell into her trap easily Graves chooses the Flavian view of Claudius and attempts to explain away the aspects of his character seen negatively by Suetonius and Seneca by various means Graves claimed that it occurred to him while reading through Suetonius and Tacitus that perhaps Claudius was not really as stupid as everyone else thought and that he was cleverly trying to stay alive in a time of intrigue and plotting that undoubtedly would have killed him otherwise As a result the works are highly sifted and selected to provide particular no matter how unlikely versions of the events that took placeThere's nothing to suggest that Claudius Livia Augustus or any of the other characters thought many of the things that Graves puts in their minds We know they did certain things and there are a number of reasons why they might have done so Graves picks the reasons he particularly likes and crafts a very good story from it imagining that it is true whether it is or not The other thing that Graves fabricates is holes in the record Graves is very fond of linking events together that probably didn't have any connection the famous example is the important character of Cassius Chaerea who appears all over the place and is a major plot driver The historical Cassius Chaerea is only known as the prefect of the Praetorian Guard who was hated and teased by Caligula and eventually was one of the leaders of the plot to murder him Whenever Chaerea appears elsewhere in I Claudius Graves is in fact imposing his character on a historical person Basically whenever Chaerea appears before then he's actually playing someone who the record says was named Cassius and that Graves assumes or pretends was Chaerea for plot purposes There's no reason to suggest for example that the same Cassius

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I Claudius epub ´ Paperback à robert graves à ❰KINDLE❯ ❆ I Claudius Author Robert Graves – Helpyouantib.co.uk Into the 'autobiography' of Clau Clau Claudius the pitiful stammerer who was destined to become Emperor in spite of himself Graves packs the everlasting intrigues the depravity the bloody puClaudius and its seuel Claudius the God are among the most celebrated as well the most gripping historical novels ever writtenCover illustration Brian Pik Yo ClaudioThe review I really have in mind will be attempted for this book only after I finish reading Claudius the God to uench the burning curiosity of how this ‘Clau Clau Claudius’ a man who in the first shock of being made emperor had this outrageous thought come rushing to his mind So I'm Emperor am I What nonsense But at least I'll be able to make people read my books now” will conduct himself as a God Emperor The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire and Rubicon The Last Years of the Roman Republic so that I can apply the same criteria for reviewing any work of history as suggested by Claudius original source for much of Pliny's work himself through Livius and Pollio all works unfortunately lostMeanwhile have a short and enjoyable snapshot sampling of the book by going through the easy to follow family tree given below Ah the tales that can be told while tracing those lines