I, Claudius

Version: Abridged
Author: Robert Graves
Narrator: Full Cast Dramatization
Genres: Historical Fiction
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks America
Published In: March 2011
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 6 hours
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Overview

A BBC Radio full-cast dramatization of Robert Graves's brilliant account of the madness and debauchery of ancient Rome--one of the most gripping historical novels ever written. This wickedly entertaining inside story of the lives and deaths of the Imperial dynasty from Augustus to Caligula is told by their obscure relation, Claudius. In public, Claudius is a stammering, drooling weakling, whose reputation as an idiot keeps him safe from office and assassination. But in private, he's as sharp as they come, and keeps a secret history of everything he discovers. Until one day, as one of the few of his family left alive, he's acclaimed Emperor against his will. Can he save Rome from the corruption he's grown to detest?

Author Details

Author Details

Graves, Robert

Robert Graves (1895-1985) was a British poet, novelist, translator, and critic. His many books include the historical novels "I, Claudius" and "Claudius the God," the autobiography "Good-bye to All That," and the mythic/literary studies "The White Goddess" and "The Greek Myths,"