(My beef is primarily with the sequel). Ps, talk about a leggy and voluptuous Athena Their pics: My pics: In Claudius the God they mention Claudius extending Saturnalia the entire year What a world that would be... As I recall, Cassius Dio reported that, "Augustus attempted to curb the Saturnalia festivities by cutting the festival back to its proper length. However, this three-day limit did not last long. For Emperor Claudius once again extended the Saturnalia to five days. Even if he had not, people had paid no attention to Augustus’s dictates and had continued their Saturnalia festivities for a whole week." Just as we all should As far as the books that I just read for the first time(relax it's fiction and I usually only read RE Howard, Lovecraft... oh, and king when it comes to fiction) I, Claudius was a great time Claudius the God was fun but... It's frustrating that Graves felt the need in the sequel to apply modern expressions of racism to the ancient Roman's. Even going so far as using the word that should only follow Pescennius. Very frustrating, as we know the ancient Roman's never let color of skin be a reason for anybody to be a slave. It was simply a matter of situation. Please post your Claudius (or any ancient coin really), thoughts on saturnalia, foxy Athenas or really good ancient fiction recommendations.