I, Claudius: From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius, Born 10 B.C., Murdered and Deified A.D. 54
Vintage Books, 1989 - 468 páginas
Considered an idiot because of his physical infirmities, Claudius survived the intrigues and poisonings of the reigns of Augustus, Tiberius, and the Mad Caligula to become emperor in 41 A.D. A masterpiece.
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I said, stammering, to Pollio: "I'm glad to say, sir, that you lose." Pollio frowned
angrily at me: "What's that you say? Glad that I lose, eh? Is that a proper way to
speak to an old man like me, and a senator too?" I said: "I said it in all respect, sir.
Boy, do you know how Pollio has built up his reputation? Well, he's rich and has
a very large, beautiful house and a surprisingly good cook. He invites a great
crowd of literary people to dinner, gives them a perfect meal and afterwards
"Why, boy, you're an orator," said Pollio delightedly. Sulpicius who had been
standing on one leg with his foot held in his hand, as his habit was when excited
or impatient, and twisting his beard in knots, now summed up: "Yes, Livy will
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Masterpiece.Crítica de los usuarios - edwastrivel - Overstock.com
This is a must read especially if you enjoyed the BBC series based on it. Leer comentario completo
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This follow-up novel to Robert Graves' classic, "I, Claudius" continues the life story of the Roman Emperor Tiberius Claudius. It begins immediately following where the previous novel left off, and ends with his death under mysterious circumstances, and his deification. Leer comentario completo
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