I loved I, Claudius. I even read the two novels it was based on (I, Claudius and Claudius the God). My PhD supervisor is a Robert Graves expert. Graves was able to read his own obituary in the London Times. He was badly injured in WWI, and his parents were told he had died of his wounds. He didn't, of course, but they had already published his obit before they were told that he had, in fact, survived. Friend of Wilfred Owen's.