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Graves did a wonderful service by breathing new life into these fascinating historical characters.
The book is easy to read and extremely entertaining; I highly recommend it to anyone with a love of history and political intrigue.
Graves used classical source material when writing this book - Livy, Plutarch, Tacitus, Suetonius and Josephus.
Though I found parts of this book slow going, and skipped some of the middle chapters, it gave me a profound appreciation for the Stoic disposition. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Joy Schwabach
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Most histories are so dry and dull but this wasn't. I read the book disappointed that there wasn't more.Published 13 days ago by Pat Stewart
First, let me explain about the sexual content: It is not vivid, does not take up much of the narrative, and is definitely not a reason to keep your child from reading the book if... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Stephanie L. Thompson
What is it about the Romans and their history that makes reading a book about their lives not only educational, but also very entertaining? Read morePublished 18 days ago by chibilee02
This book should be the blueprint for all historical writing. Even after 80 years since it was first published its timeless in its translation with a storyline that keeps moving... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Michael J Trella
Together with Claudius the God and his Wife Messalina, this is a masterpiece of historical fiction.Published 21 days ago by J. Gross
Reading shows why this is an award-winning, page-turning novel. You'd think that Claudius, himself, had written this. Very fine historical fiction, unforgettable and re-readable.Published 21 days ago by Lloyd Worley
Read this for the first time about 20 years ago, recently re-read. "Find a good tree" is advice that has served me well over the years!Published 22 days ago by Karen T. Johnson
Just finished this book. Interesting to read a historical fiction where it reads like an autobiography. This is the first book I have read by this author. Read morePublished 24 days ago by okiedan