Get Caligula: A Biography PDF

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

ISBN-10: 0520248953

ISBN-13: 9780520248953

ISBN-10: 0520287592

ISBN-13: 9780520287594

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.

Show description

Read or Download Caligula: A Biography PDF

Best ancient history books

New PDF release: Trajans Legitimationen für den ersten dakischen Krieg

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2006 im Fachbereich Geschichte - Weltgeschichte - Frühgeschichte, Antike, notice: 1,5, Universität Leipzig (Historisches Seminar, Fakultät für Geschichte Kunst und Orientwissenschaften), Veranstaltung: Haupseminar: Traianus optimus Princeps, forty four Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Aus der EinleitungFür den Krieg Kaiser Trajans gegen die Daker sind wir nur auf Fragmente der Quellen angewiesen.

Download e-book for iPad: L'Afrique, berceau de l'écriture. Volume 1: Et ses by Jacques Habib Sy

Ce livre collectif en 2 volumes est un cri d'alarme de l'Afrique pour éveiller ses dirigeants et le monde à los angeles nécessité de sauver les manuscrits en péril de l'Afrique et de les tirer de l'oubli et de l'abandon. Ce foremost quantity a trait à l'évolution historique de l'Afrique du aspect de vue scripturaire, et à l'examen des collections existantes de manuscrits anciens portant sur l'astronomie, le droit, los angeles médecine, l'architecture, los angeles philosophie, los angeles grammaire, and so on.

Download e-book for kindle: Imagination, Transformation und die Entstehung des Neuen by Philipp Brüllmann,Ursula Rombach,Cornelia Wilde

Der Band mind's eye, Transformation und die Entstehung des Neuen hg. von Cornelia Wilde, Philipp Brüllmann und Ursula Rombach untersucht auf foundation des Transformationskonzepts des SFB 644 ‚Transformationen der Antike‛ in 12 interdisziplinären Beiträgen, die von der Philosophie über Anglistik und Musikgeschichte zur Kunstgeschichte und Architektur reichen, die Rolle der mind's eye bei der Genese des Neuen in Prozessen der Antiketransformation.

Extra resources for Caligula: A Biography

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Caligula: A Biography by Aloys Winterling,Deborah Lucas Schneider,Glenn W. Most,Paul Psoinos


by Jason
4.4

Rated 5.00 of 5 – based on 14 votes

About admin