Series: Claudius Book 1
Genre: Historical Fiction
Length: 468 pages
Audiobook Length: 16 hours and 47 minutes
First Published: 1934
Into the ‘autobiography’ of Clau-Clau-Claudius, the pitiful stammerer who was destined to become Emperor in spite of himself, Graves packs the everlasting intrigues, the depravity, the bloody purges and mounting cruelty of the reigns of Augustus and Tiberius, soon to culminate in the deified insanity of Caligula.
Quotes from I, Claudius
I made no more protests. What was the use of struggling against fate.
He was always boasting of his ancestors, as stupid people do who are aware that they have done nothing themselves to boast about.
The gift of independence once granted cannot be lightly taken away again.
The conversation was like the sort one has in dreams—mad but interesting.
TV Trailer for I, Claudius (1976)
About Robert Graves
Robert Graves was a British poet, novelist, and classicist. He published more than 140 works in his lifetime, including I, Claudius and its sequel Claudius the God, Good-bye to All That, and The White Goddess. He died in 1985 at the age of 90.