I, Claudius: From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius, Born 10 B.C., Murdered and Deified A.D. 54
Vintage Books, 1989 - 468 páginas
Tiberius Claudius Drusus Nero Germanicus lived from 10 B.C. to 54 A.D. Despised as a weakling and dismissed as an idiot because of his physical infirmities, Claudius survived the intrigues and poisonings that marked the reigns of Agustus, Tiberius, and the mad Caligula to become Emperor of Rome in 41 A.D. I, CLAUDIUS, the first part of Robert Graves two-part account of the life of Tiberius Claudius, is written in the form of Claudius's autobiography and stands as one of the modern classics of historical fiction.
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I was expected to occupy a suite of rooms at the Palace and because of Caligula '
s stern speeches against all sorts of immorality ( in the manner of Augustus ) I
could not have Calpurnia there with me , though I was unmarried . She had to ...
Gemellus also lived in the Palace : he was a frightened , delicate boy who bit his
nails to the quick and was usually to be found sitting in a corner and drawing
designs of nymphs and satyrs and that sort of thing for vases . I can ' t tell you
Every room in the Palace had a golden door - knob , each worth six months ' pay ,
easy enough to hack off with a sharp sword . I heard the cries , “ Kill them , kill
them ! Avenge Cæsar ! ” and hid behind a curtain . Two soldiers came in .
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I picked up I Claudius and Claudius the God, because I remembered really liking the BBC Series, which we watched in Latin Class. I approached the first book with some caution, not sure if they would ... Leer comentario completo
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