Everything you need to understand or teach Claudius the God and His Wife Messalina by Robert Graves.
Claudius the God and his Wife Messalina by Robert Graves is the sequel to I, Claudius. It is an autobiography accounting the actions and misfortunes of the Roman emperor, Claudius. Graves portrays Claudius as a sympathetic character rather than the bumbling idiot that he is seen as throughout history. Claudius the God and his Wife Messalina provides an insight into ancient Roman politics through a sympathetic character who makes many mistakes but never maliciously.
Tiberius Claudius Drusus Nero Germanius survives his relatives and is crowned emperor at fifty years old. His friend, Herod Agrippa, is sent to Rome when he is orphaned. Herod Agrippa is accused of plotting against Tiberius so he flees. He later returns to Rome and befriends Caligula. Caligula's coachman overhears a treasonous conversation that leads to Herod Agrippa's arrest. When Marco smothers Tiberius, Herod Agrippa is released and Caligula becomes emperor. Caligula goes crazy...
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