FIND in
<--prev V17 next-->

From: "Alex David Groce" <adgroce@eos.ncsu.edu>
Subject: (urth) Claudius
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 1998 16:04:27 

	Has there been any discussion on the list (sorry, I'm new and haven't
had time to exhaustively browse the archives) of similarities between Severian
and Claudius, both the historical emperor and the charming narrator of the two
Robert Graves novels?

	I'd have to refer to the books to recall the whole correlation, but
major points include the unlikely lamed emperor, the prophetic implications of
the first chapter, their wives' names (though Severian's Valeria is no Valeria
Messalina), and perhaps even the apparently catastrophic "renewals" (Severian's
flood, Claudius' prediction of the dire reign of Nero).

"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free." - John 8:32
Alex David Groce (adgroce@eos.ncsu.edu)
Senior (Computer Science/Multidisciplinary Studies in Technology & Fiction)
'98-99 NCSU AITP Student Chapter President
608 Charleston Road, Apt. 1E (919)-233-7366

*More Wolfe info & archive of this list at http://www.urth.net/urth/

<--prev V17 next-->