Books: Roman Revival

I, CLAUDIUS—R.obert Graves—Smith & Haas ($3).

"What sort of speech did Caesar make before the Battle of Pharsalia? Did he beg us to remember our wives and children and the sacred temples of Rome and the glories of our past campaigns? By God, he didn't!

He climbed up on the stump of a pine-tree with one of those monster-radishes in one hand and a lump of hard soldiers' bread in the other, and joked, between mouthfuls."

In such a contemporary, conversational tone Robert Graves writes his historical novel about the Emperor Claudius (B....

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