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Claudius the God and His Wife Messalina - Robert Graves
Claudius the God and His Wife Messalina
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Robert Graves begins anew the tumultuous life of the Roman who became emporer in spite of himself. Captures the vitality, splendor, and decadence of the Roman world at the point of its decline.
Robert Graves begins anew the tumultuous life of the Roman who became emporer in spite of himself. Captures the vitality, splendor, and decadence of the Roman world at the point of its decline.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780679725732 (0679725733)
ASIN: 679725733
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 533
Edition language: English
Series: Claudius (#2)
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Burfobookalicious
Burfobookalicious rated it
5.0 Glorious Rome
Not all sequels manage to maintain the same quality as the original book, but in this case, Robert Graves moves the story of Claudius onto his reign as emperor with supreme aplomb. The quality of the writing is equal to the epic tale and retains a fascination with the crumbling grandeur of Rome, whi...
Cygan
Cygan rated it
3.0 Cesarz z sąsiedztwa
Jeszcze jedna książka odkrywana i przeżywana po latach na nowo. Tym razem nie fabuła była najważniejsza – ale autor. I jego więź ze swoim bohaterem. Filozof, profesor, poeta, znawca literatury i badacz mitologi tworzy swoją książkę łącząc pisemne ślady po prawdziwym człowieku. Nie wymyśla, ale int...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
5.0 Claudius the God: And His Wife Messalina
I have to echo the LibraryThing reviewer who said that if this sequel to I, Claudius is less impressive than the first book, it's because it's narrower in scope. I, Claudius isn't just this faux autobiography, it gave a run through of the members of the Julio-Claudian dynasty prior to Claudius--Livi...
Diamond Dee Loves to Read
Diamond Dee Loves to Read rated it
5.0 Claudius the God and His Wife Messalina
One of my favorite books EVER. I simply adore Claudius; and find him lovable and charming. Graves breathes life into characters so historic and legendary, and makes the reader feel as though we are actually living in Ancient Rome. Graves does all this, while simultaneously keeping the integrity of h...
Uncertain, Fugitive, Half-fabulous
Uncertain, Fugitive, Half-fabulous rated it
4.0
[Cross-posted on my blog, but with pretty pictures!]The beauty of Claudius the God and its predecessor, [b:I, Claudius|18765|I, Claudius (Claudius, #1)|Robert Graves|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1348245799s/18765.jpg|4232388], is that they make you feel really, really smart for reading them, but in ...
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