Today in History – July 24

Today in 1895, the celebrated poet and novelist, Robert Graves was born. As a translator of Classical Latin and Ancient Greek texts, he also specialised in historical novels. More recently, TIME magazine voted Graves’ most popular work, I, Claudius, as one of the 100 Best English Novels from 1923 to 2005.

Graves was also a poetry professor at Oxford University, coincidentally at the same time as another author you might have heard of – J. R. R. Tolkien!

Learn more about Robert Graves and his influences!

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