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Mood theme: I, Claudius [Jul. 4th, 2005|02:59 pm]
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(no subject) [Jun. 26th, 2005|03:22 pm]
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Hello all! Thought I'd introduce myself. I just discovered that this community exists-- and I adore both the book and the series. Probably much too much, actually. ;)
Livia's my favorite, but I love Augustus, Claudius, Germanicus, and all the rest as well. Except for Nero... never cared for him much.

Someone told me that Robert Graves wrote a sequel called Claudius the God. Can anyone tell me if it's as good as the first?
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(no subject) [Jun. 12th, 2005|01:14 am]
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[mood |amusedamused]
[music |Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: Our House]

Just dropping by to introduce myself. I'm a Classics/Ancient History douible major in my second year at a university in Australia. I met I, Claudius when my year 12 teacher showed us a little to illustrate what tradition says about Agrippinilla. I promptly borrowed the videos and watched them as "study" for Julio-Claudian history. I plan to read the books as soon as I have time.

I'm a Germanicus fangirl. Because. He's just ... Germanicus.

Oh, and I recently redid my lj in an I, Claudius theme after terrathree's lovely icons reminded me how much I love I, Claudius. :-)


JK Ashavah
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I, Claudius icons [Jun. 10th, 2005|11:04 pm]
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Here's more icons from I, Claudius!


See all 36 in this post!
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More icons! [Jun. 9th, 2005|10:17 am]
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[mood |creativecreative]

Back with more icons from I, Claudius! And yes, this time there are Claudius and Augustus ones. :-)


All 28 icons are in this post!
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Some reasons I love I CLAVDIVS [Jun. 8th, 2005|03:04 pm]
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1. Brian Blessed is *hot*.
2. Ditto Patrick Stewart, even in that rug.
3. And they can act.
4. Ditto everybody else in the whole series--they're *actors*, not pretty faces.
5. The scene where Livia coolly explains why she killed so many people and why she has now poisoned Augustus, while the camera focuses on Augustus's terrified face as he dies.
6. I secretly want to *be* Livia.
7. Derek Jacobi, actually, is hot, minus the drooling.

(I am really not as shallow as this sounds. Really.)

8. Scanty costumes for men.
9. The scene where Augustus and Livia are arguing in the garden, and he's wearing this cute straw hat, and he starts whistling tunelessly (ie, "La la la, I'm not listening to you!"). Theirloveissomarried.
10. Herod, Herod, Herod. The biggest hottie of 'em all.
11. Tiberius looking more and more like Nixon with age, as his shoulders creep up toward his ears.
12. Claudius's mother. She's a fine example of a Roman matron, isn't she?
13. The scene where Augustus weeps soundlessly outside the room where he has locked the screaming, pleading Julia.
14. Thrasyllus the astrologer. Yoda has nothing on him. *g*
15. The sex stuff between Sejanus and Livilla. *rrowr*
16. The books are also excellent reads.
17. When I saw Gladiator, I kept thinking, Everything looks wrong... it's too big.... Then I realized that I think ancient Rome looked like the sets of I CLAVDIVS.
18. Did I mention Herod Agrippa? *rrowr*
19. Just the episode titles are worth it: "Zeus, by Jove!" "Poison Is Queen".
20. You get to see Caractacus looking all hairy and Celtic. I dig Celtic. *g*
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I, Claudius icons [Jun. 8th, 2005|01:54 pm]
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I've posted 21 icons from I Claudius to my icon journal, pixelbee!


The rest of the icons are in this post. Please comment - I welcome your feedback!
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I have no witty title for this entry, alas. [May. 28th, 2005|11:26 am]
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I can't believe I've been on Livejournal for three years and have only just discovered this community! I became a fan of I, CLAVDIVS when it was re-broadcast on Masterpiece Theatre in the early '90s as part of their 25th (?) anniversary celebration. My husband urged me to watch it with him, saying he thought I would really like it. I was pretty dubious at first.

But I sat in front of a small black-and-white tv in the bedroom for how many weeks, watching the saga unfold. I knew something about Roman history, enough to recognize many of the names and be somewhat familiar with the culture, but it had never been portrayed to me like this! The performances held me rapt. I already knew Jacobi was a good actor, but I was amazed at what he did with Claudius. I was awed by Brian Blessed, Sian Phillips, George Baker. After seeing the series I read and enjoyed the novels, and when I started working for the city's Central Library, I borrowed the videotapes and we watched it again. And again. I thrilled to the sight of Patrick Stewart in a curly wig and John Hurt in women's clothes. It had everything--sex, politics, intrigue, romance, tough women, hot guys, pagan gods, and scanty costumes.

Recently we came into possession of the complete series on VHS. A member of our parish died, and once his family had settled his estate, there were still a lot of possessions left over. Other folks from the parish have taken what they wanted, and we've got I, CLAVDIVS, a lot of operas on video, cookbooks, and a Cuisinart. *g* I find myself having a hard time here expressing why I adore this series so much, but I'll probably be watching it again in the near future now that I own it. Salvete!
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Here, have some fanart. [May. 27th, 2005|10:30 am]
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I forgot if I posted this, but... http://www.deviantart.com/view/11572655/

Derek Jacobi is my star crush. It doesn't matter that he could be my grandfather... he's still the one I love. I think I did his neck too thin, though...

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Salvete! [May. 26th, 2005|05:37 pm]
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[mood |cheerfulcheerful]

How nifty to find an I Claudius community here! I'm a Latin teacher, have read the books and am in the middle of watching the miniseries the second time through, and have been lately trying to convince my students to read the books, too...

I've made an icon - Agrippina and Tiberius always reminds me of Leia and Tarkin, so:

And, if you like the iClaudius icon I'm using, it's from this post. :-)
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