Claudius the God by Robert Graves
- Publisher Penguin Classics
- ISBN 014118860X
- Year 2006
Book from ‘La Casa de Robert Graves’ selected for Gran Meliá Victoria Library Collection.
Claudius de God: Continuing the saga begun in I, Claudius, Robert Graves’s Claudius the God is a compelling fictional autobiography of the Roman emperor. Claudius has survived the murderous intrigues of his predecessors to become, reluctantly, Emperor of Rome. Here he recounts his surprisingly successful reign: how he cultivates the loyalty of the army and the common people to repair the damage caused by Caligula; his relations with the Jewish King Herod Agrippa; and his invasion of Britain. But the growing paranoia of absolute power and the infidelity of his promiscuous young wife Messalina mean that his good fortune will not last forever. In this second part of Robert Graves’s fictionalized autobiography, Claudius – wry, rueful, always inquisitive – brings to life some of the most scandalous and violent times in history.
La Casa de Robert Graves: British poet and author Robert Graves (1895-1985) lived in Deià, Mallorca, from 1929 until his death. He is buried under a great cypress tree in the lovely churchyard next to the church. His house in Deià was acquired by the Fundació Robert Graves and has been refurbished and adapted for visitors.