Lori's Book Nook

I, Claudius

Posted on: September 10, 2006

You’ve heard about it, you’ve maybe seen the BBC mini-series, you may have even thought it was classical literature…but the Robert Graves novel published in 1934 is really just a wonderfully fun book to read.

I picked it up to join in on the BookTalk.org discussion, inhaled it, and went out and bought the sequel Claudius the God. My copy of I, Claudius has to be stolen from my husband’s nightstand now if I want to get involved in the discussion.

Anyway, if you want poison gossip and wine, intrigue and deceit, brazen backstabbing and lies, read this book. Is it historically accurate? In the main, probably. But what is so fascinating about this book is the motivations ascribed to each of these classical figures.


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