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Claudius by Ken Gass

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Published by Playwrights Canada Press in Toronto .
Written in English

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A play.

StatementKen Gass.
LC ClassificationsPS8563.A77 C53 1995
The Physical Object
Pagination121 p. ;
Number of Pages121
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21018640M
ISBN 100887545408

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I Claudius is a work of recreated autobiography, telling the life story of a reluctant Roman emperor. This is a compelling read, starting in the relatively sunny days of the rule of jovial Augustus – Claudius’s grandfather - where we meet the young Claudius, a shy boy with a limp, a stutter and a love of reading, writing and history/5().   Robert Graves (–) was a poet, novelist, and first volume of poems, Over the Brazier (), reflects his experiences in the trenches, and was followed by many works of poetry, nonfiction, and is best known for his novel, I, Claudius (), which won the Hawthornden and James Tait Black Memorial prizes, and for his influential The White Goddess ()/5(52).   Claudius’s decision to invade Britain (43) and his personal appearance at the climax of the expedition, the crossing of the Thames and the capture of Camulodunum (Colchester), were prompted by his need of popularity and glory. But concern with the anti-Roman influence of the Druid priesthood, which he tried to suppress in Gaul, and a general inclination toward expanding the frontiers were.   Addeddate Identifier claudiusthegod Identifier-ark ark://tzr1w Ocr ABBYY FineReader (Extended OCR) Ppi Scanner Internet Archive HTML5 Uploader

In the first book on Claudius written in English in over fifty years, Barbara Levick provides a major reassessment of the man and his reign. Drawing on recent research, Levick offers a provocative reconsideration of Claudius's political objectives and activities within the constitutional, political, social, and economic development of Rome. A history of political and domestic intrigue as well. Hamlet is shocked to find his mother already remarried to his Uncle Claudius, the dead king's brother. And Hamlet is even more surprised when his father's ghost appears and declares that he was murdered. Exact dates are unknown, but scholars agree that Shakespeare published . Robert Graves’ novel opens with Claudius (or Tiberius Claudius Drusus Nero Germanicus) introducing himself and describing his personal motivation for writing this ing to Claudius, the existence of the text was prophesied by the Sibyl at Cumae, who declared that Claudius would “speak clear” in nineteen hundred years by writing an accurate account of his life. SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides that feature detailed chapter summaries and analysis of major themes, characters, quotes, and essay topics. This one-page guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of I Claudius by Robert Graves. Robert Graves’s novel I, Claudius () is written in the form of [ ].

Hamlet’s major antagonist is a shrewd, lustful, conniving king who contrasts sharply with the other male characters in the play. Whereas most of the other important men in Hamlet are preoccupied with ideas of justice, revenge, and moral balance, Claudius is bent upon maintaining his own power. The old King Hamlet was apparently a stern warrior, but Claudius is a corrupt politician whose main.   In I, Claudius he watches from the sidelines to record the reigns of its emperors: from the wise Augustus and his villainous wife Livia to the sadistic Tiberius and the insane excesses of Caligula. Written in the form of Claudius' autobiography, this is the first part of Robert Graves's brilliant account of the madness and debauchery of ancient /5(K). Graves wrote the novel “I, Claudius” in The book is presented as a secret autobiography of Tiberius Claudius Drusus Nero Germanicus (or Claudius) who was the Emperor of the Roman Empire from 44 to 51 AD. In order the maintain this concept, Graves writes his narrative in the first-person, complete with stylized expressions and historical vocabulary, as if Claudius were actually.   Claudius is another very good and well written story that captivated me from the first page. It reflects some of the history that occured especially with the Emperors two week visit to Britain, Being a bit of a geek when it comes to all things Roman, I read Douglas Jacksons first book Caligula and thoroughly enjoyed it not just becasue of the /5.