Thursday, April 10, 2008

What We're Watching This Week

We have been watching I, Claudius which is a great miniseries chronicaling Rome from the time of Augustus through Nero. It is told from the point of view of Claudius who is supposed to be stupid and inconsequential and has been an embarrassment to the "royal" family. In actuality he is the smartest and most observant member of the family who eventually finds himself as Emperor of Rome.

The series is very funny, but also filled with mystery and murder and scheming and is all based on what truly happened. Check out the link for more info about this historical fiction.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The first paragraph of your blog sounds like the family - from Augustus to Claudius -

Now if you come across a Markus Aurelius - well - that's from Uncle Steve's side of the family!!