The final installment contains a pun on Jack Pulman
, the screenwriter, and Robert Graves
, author of the "Claudius" novels. Before his vision in the Senate, where he sees the ghosts of his past, Claudius mysteriously declares "The man who dwells by the pool, shall open graves, and the dead will live again." See more
[on his last day before the Senate, Claudius sees the ghosts of his family and predecessors
Well done, Claudius, emperor after all. Who would have thought it, eh?
You're a fool, boy, you always were. People might say it's not your fault. Well, if it's not your fault, whose is it then?
Your nose is still dripping, Claudius, still dripping.
Wasn't worth it, was it? I could have told you that.
Uncle Claudius, I wasn't the Messiah after all, would you believe that? Could have knocked me over with a...