[b-greek] Re: Historical Novels

From: Jon Weatherly (jweather@yahoo.com)
Date: Wed Jul 12 2000 - 16:03:04 EDT


Years ago I enjoyed the BBC's production of *I,
Claudius* on "Masterpiece Theater*. Last year,
prompted by the MLA's list of 100 best novels in
English in the 20th century, I read it. I found it an
engrossing portrayal of Imperial Rome. Whatever the
deficiencies it might have in representing the period,
Graves's first-person narration through the voice of
Claudius is a remarkable literary achievement. He
created one of the most vivid characters in recent
literature, I think.

Jon Weatherly
Cincinnati Bible College & Seminary

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