I, Claudius Book Summary and Study Guide

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This is one of the better historical novels ever written. It brings the lives of Claudius, Herod and Caligula into sharp focus and places us into the center of the swirl of violent events that took place when Caligula ruled Rome and carried out his vile desires on all and sundry.
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Plot & Themes

Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Politician story?    -   evil human rights abusing dictator

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Unusual characteristics:    -   Physically sick


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion Century:    -   distant past

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   challenged    -   like laughing Graphic sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   male homosexuality    -   rape/molest    -   orgies    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   descript. of female anat. (the big B's)    -   lesbians!    -   actual description of hetero sex    -   descript. of female anat. (the big V) How much dialogue in bio?    -   significantly more dialog than descript How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   26-50% of book

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