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By Aloys Winterling,Deborah Lucas Schneider,Glenn W. Most,Paul Psoinos

ISBN-10: 0520248953

ISBN-13: 9780520248953

ISBN-10: 0520287592

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The notorious emperor Caligula governed Rome from A.D. 37 to forty-one as a tyrant who finally grew to become a monster. an extremely clever and cruelly witty guy, Caligula made his contemporaries worship him as a god. He drank pearls dissolved in vinegar and ate nutrients coated in gold leaf. He compelled women and men of excessive rank to have intercourse with him, grew to become a part of his palace right into a brothel, and devoted incest together with his sisters. He desired to make his horse a consul. Torture and executions have been the order of the day. either sleek and old interpretations have concluded from this alleged proof that Caligula was once insane. yet was once he?

This biography tells a distinct tale of the well known emperor. In a deft account written for a basic viewers, Aloys Winterling opens a brand new standpoint at the guy and his occasions. Basing Caligula on an intensive new overview of the traditional assets, he units the emperor's tale into the context of the political approach and the altering relatives among the senate and the emperor in the course of Caligula's time and unearths a brand new rationality explaining his infamous brutality.

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