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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.
This is a fascinating history of the time in Rome around the beginning of the empire. The use of Claudius as the narrator is clever, as he was apparently not well thought of, but... Read morePublished 3 days ago by John P. Darling
Louis Kronenberger said of Daniel Defoe, the author of perhaps the most historically accurate of all historical novels, Journal of the Plague Year, that Defoe was “the great master... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Anson Cassel Mills
The concept behind this book is fascinating, and the author is a talented writer. I just could not stay interested in reading it. I stopped about halfway through. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Michael James
One of the best books I've ever read. It's very clever and filled with dry humour. Graves takes the real historical events of the Julio-Claudian period in the Roman Empire and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Isobel J. Prince
Interesting, however did not draw me in as much as the first book. It was a good sequel.Published 1 month ago by frederick Michael Bagnall