Thursday Ap 25

Rearranged press-room as sitting room and put chest in Can Torrent. Brought typewriter from Carl's.
Wrote part of next Focus contribution.
Cable from H.S. [Harrison Smith] agreeing to film-version terms.
Spent whole day rearranging Canellun & Can Torrent. Fetched[RG] Catalina & Magdalena Martina for whitewashing at Can Torrent.
In evening began introduction to film version of Claudius1
Apollonius of Tyanas and ×××× came.[RG]2
Hair cut.
Cura's case settled by Gelat going to Bishop and Vicar-General & using other influences. Bishop angry with Cura. Gerardo rude to Cura.

Editorial Notes

1In subsequent diary entries, RG typically refers to the Claudius Film Version, or C.F.V. eds
2books? Apollonius of Tyanas: a mythical hero during the Roman Empire whose miraculous exploits were celebrated by the writer Philostratus. Propulus: a free Latinization of Greek propolos meaning a servant, perhaps a civil servant, or the servant of a god (clergyman?). eds.

Hands Referenced

    • Annotation: ink correction
    • Character: regular
    • Ink: black

Places Mentioned

  • Canellun

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Laura Riding and Robert Graves' house. Also Canellun (private) road. WG, KG
  • Can Torrent

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    House next to Canellun also belonging to LR & RG. Built by Norman Cameron. WG

People Mentioned

  • Karl/Carl

    Goldschmidt, Karl
    Karl Goldschmidt, later Kenneth Gay: Graphic artist, friend and secretary of Robert Graves and Laura Riding since 1934. R. G. spells both as Carl and Karl.
  • Gelat

    Más, Juan Marroig
    Juan Marroig Mas, called Gelat: Landowner on Deyá and friend of Robert Graves and Laura Riding (L.R. & R.G.'s factotum. W.G.)
  • Cura

    Jordi, Don
    Don Jordi, the Priest. WG
  • Catalina

    Domestic help. Called in for white-washing, etc. WG
  • Magdalena Martina.

    Martina, Magdalena
    One of the women called on to whitewash. WG
  • Gerardo

    Tomás, Gerardo
    Palma judge married to Déya person. WG

Organizations Mentioned

  • Harrison Smith and Robert Haas

    R.G.'s American publisher for I, Claudius and Claudius the God. eds.


    • Title: Focus I, II, III, IV [newsletter]
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá
    • Publisher: Seizin
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: I, Claudius [novel]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Arthur Barker
    • Idno: A42
    • Date: 1934
    • Title: Claudius Film Version [The Fool of Rome] [a condensed novel based on I, Claudius]
    • Author: Graves, Robert