Claudius the God: And His Wife, Messalina. Robert Graves
ISBN: 9781441715135 | 17 pages | 4 Mb
Claudius the God: And His Wife, Messalina Robert Graves
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
A sequel, Claudius, the God and His Wife Messalina (1935), covers Claudius' years as Roman emperor. Tacitus (Annals 12.1-3; passage (c)) and Suetonius (Life of Claudius 26; passage (d)) present an account in which Agrippina used her sexual wiles to win over Claudius after the execution of his previous wife, Messalina, for treason. While Derek Jacobi is the headliner--his Claudius relates the story in flashback and appears in every episode--it is Sian Phillips as Livia, Augustas' wife, who is most memorable. Claudius the God, by Robert Graves, Read by Read by Nelson Runger, Recorded Books, LLC, 1987 His nephew, the mad Caligula, having been assassinated only minutes before, still lies in a pool of blood when a member of the Praetorian guard finds Claudius hiding behind a curtain and pushes him forward as emperor as a If there's a dark center in this story, it rests with Claudius' wife Messalina, a reduced version of I, Claudius' brilliant but murderous Livia. Pliny does not name the prostitute; the Restoration playwright Nathaniel Richards calls her Scylla in The Tragedy of Messalina, Empress of Rome, published in 1640, and Robert Graves in his novel Claudius the God also identified the prostitute as Scylla. Of Claudius, Livia says, He now believes he is a living god and commences to act increasingly outlandish. The story concludes with Claudius ascending to the imperial throne. According to Pliny Messalina became interested in the attractive Roman Senator Gaius Silius, who was happily married to the aristocratic woman Junia Silana (sister of Caligula's first wife). His invasion of Britain, his relationship with his wife Messalina, and his attempts to control the succession to the throne show his attempts to manipulate Roman history and his own legacy. Wrote his great character-driven plays (Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, etc.). Claudius the God: And His Wife, Messalina by Robert Graves. Her performance is But his physical nature hides a rare intelligence, at least until the last episodes when he becomes blind to his scheming young wife, Messalina. Posted on May 29, 2013 by admin. Claudius the God by Robert Graves. Graves' insight was to utilize the Roman emperor Claudius as the narrator for these two books (I, Claudius, and Claudius the God). Read by Derek Jacobi His reputedly nymphomaniac wife Messalina becomes one of his many distractions, as does his friendship with King Herod, beset by the most horrible diseases and their symptoms. Claudius the God: And His Wife Messalina List Price: $17.00 List Price: $17.00 Your Price: $8.30- Robert Graves begins anew the tumultuous life of the Roman who became emporer in spite of himself. Claudius the God: And His Wife, Messalina epub. Junius Silanus, who was executed by Claudius in AD 42, belonged to a different branch of the family from that which had married into the descendants of Augustus (Robert Graves got this wrong in I, Claudius and Claudius The God).