Claudius the God: and His Wife Messalina

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Claudius the God: and His Wife Messalina

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In the sequel to I, Claudius a republican Roman Emperor writes the story of his reign. Men classed Claudius as a pitiful fool. But the reign he describes is far from folly. Reluctantly launched into the purple, he emerges as a man who erred on the side of good and credulity. It is the common people and the common soldiers who sustain him in his efforts to repair the damage In the sequel to I, Claudius a republican Roman Emperor writes the story of his reign. Men classed Claudius as a pitiful fool. But the reign he describes is far from folly. Reluctantly launched into the purple, he emerges as a man who erred on the side of good and credulity. It is the common people and the common soldiers who sustain him in his efforts to repair the damage of Caligulas reign, in his relations with the Jewish king, Herod Agrippa, his conquest of Britain, and his final reckoning with his promiscuous wife, Messalina. In one of the finest historical reconstructions of the century Robert Graves has created a character to compare with Dostoyevskys Prince Myshkin. Cover illustration: Brian Pike

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In the sequel to I, Claudius a republican Roman Emperor writes the story of his reign. Men classed Claudius as a pitiful fool. But the reign he describes is far from folly. Reluctantly launched into the purple, he emerges as a man who erred on the side of good and credulity. It is the common people and the common soldiers who sustain him in his efforts to repair the damage In the sequel to I, Claudius a republican Roman Emperor writes the story of his reign. Men classed Claudius as a pitiful fool. But the reign he describes is far from folly. Reluctantly launched into the purple, he emerges as a man who erred on the side of good and credulity. It is the common people and the common soldiers who sustain him in his efforts to repair the damage of Caligulas reign, in his relations with the Jewish king, Herod Agrippa, his conquest of Britain, and his final reckoning with his promiscuous wife, Messalina. In one of the finest historical reconstructions of the century Robert Graves has created a character to compare with Dostoyevskys Prince Myshkin. Cover illustration: Brian Pike
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Title Claudius the God: and His Wife Messalina Height 12.9
Robert Graves Width 2
ISBN-13 9780140004212 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 #0140004211 Spine Width
Publisher Faber And Faber (penguin India) Pages 448
Edition 2010 Availability Out Of Stock

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