Concise Biography, History & Facts About Robert Graves
Nationality - English
Lifespan - 1895 - 1985
Father - Alfred Perceval Graves a Gaelic scholar and Irish poet
Education - St John's College Oxford
Career - Soldier, Poet, novelist, literary scholar, translator and Professor of poetry at Oxford
Famous for the book, about characters in the Roman Empire, 'I Claudius'
Robert Graves was badly wounded in the First World War and consequently much of his early work dealt with the psychological effects of war.
Famous Poems by Robert Graves
'Goliath and David' a poem
'In the Wilderness' a poem
'Its a Queer Time'
Famous Quote by Robert Graves
"Every English poet should master the rules of grammar before he attempts to bend or break them."
'I Claudius' by Robert Graves
Probably one of the most famous works of Robert Graves is 'I Claudius which received great acclaim when it was made into a television series starring Derek Jacobi and John Hurt. The story of 'I Claudius' charts the succession of Roman Emperors from the perspective of Claudius, who was related to all of them. He watches them and other members of his family die violent deaths.