“I, Livia: The Counterfeit Criminal” Corrects the History of Livia Present in “I, Claudius”

Roman history researcher, Mary Mudd is pleased to announce the promotion of her book, "I, Livia: The Counterfeit Criminal."

Trenton, NJ, November 21, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Author Mary Mudd says, "Livia Drusilla, the third and much beloved wife of Caesar Augustus, is historically depicted as a conniving, Borgia-like criminal. This view of Livia maintains that to promote the political career of her son by her former husband, Livia killed or incapacitated Augustus' descendants through his previous wife."

Mudd believes that author Robert Graves, in his famous novel, "I, Claudius," based his fictitious rendering of Livia upon this malevolent representation of her. Mary says, "Because of this entertaining book by Graves and the British Broadcasting Corporation’s adaptation of it for television, the image of Livia as a devious dynastic murderess prevails in the popular mind."

According to Mudd, Livia, the Roman Empress of I, Claudius, was not a murderess after all. "I, Livia: The Counterfeit Criminal" aspires to correct the misconception, and present an accurate assessment of this much-maligned woman. Learn more about the surprisingly feminist Livia, and her real contributions to history.

"I, Livia: The Counterfeit Criminal" is available in both print and ebook format.

Book Information:
I, Livia: The Counterfeit Criminal
Author: Mary Mudd
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 978-1412046060
Pages: 457
Genre: Biography; Ancient History; Empowered Women

About The Author:
Although her profession is in medical staff services, Mary Mudd, CPCS, CPMSM, also pursues the study of Roman history, in which she holds a doctorate from Rutgers University.

For more information, review copies, or interviews please contact the author at:

Mary Mudd
E-mail: catbird724@verizon.net
Website: http://www.livia-drusilla.com
Mary Mudd