The three Roman tales will be appreciated by fans of I, Claudius, and were my favourites among the collection: "Epics are out of Fashion" is an account of the relationship between Nero, Lucan and Petronius; "The Tenement: A Vision of Imperial Rome" paints a vivid picture of the seedier side of life in Rome; and "The Myconian" is an account of a Greek philosopher's attendance at a chariot race during a visit to Rome. The Majorcan tales are based on Graves' life in Majorca. The mild supernatural/mystery tone continues in many of them, but it is the peculiarities and details of Majorcan customs and people that provide the interest.
This collection was enough to convince me that Robert Graves is as fine a writer of short stories as he is a novelist. Those who enjoyed his historical novels will not be disappointed, and neither will anyone who enjoys well-crafted short stories.