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Caligula : a biography

Author: Aloys Winterling; Deborah Lucas Schneider; Glenn W Most; Paul Psoinos
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2011.
Series: Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literature.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The infamous emperor Caligula ruled Rome from A.D. 37 to 41 as a tyrant who ultimately became a monster. An exceptionally smart and cruelly witty man, Caligula made his contemporaries worship him as a god. He drank pearls dissolved in vinegar and ate food covered in gold leaf. He forced men and women of high rank to have sex with him, turned part of his palace into a brothel, and committed incest with his sisters.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Winterling, Aloys.
Caligula.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2011012924
Named Person: Caligula, Emperor of Rome; Caligula, Emperor of Rome
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Aloys Winterling; Deborah Lucas Schneider; Glenn W Most; Paul Psoinos
ISBN: 9780520943148 0520943147 0520248953 9780520248953
OCLC Number: 747413936
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 229 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction: A mad emperor? --
Childhood and youth --
Two years as princeps --
The conflicts escalate --
Five months of monarchy --
Murder on the Palatine --
Conclusion: Inventing the mad emperor --
Epilogue to the English edition.
Series Title: Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literature.
Other Titles: Caligula.
Responsibility: Aloys Winterling ; translated by Deborah Lucas Schneider, Glenn W. Most, and Paul Psoinos.

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The infamous emperor Caligula ruled Rome from AD 37 to 41 as a tyrant who ultimately became a monster. This book sets the emperor's story into the context of the political system and the changing  Read more...

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"Seeks to rehabilitate one of the most infamous Roman emperors, commonly believed to have been deranged." New Yorker "A persuasive new Caligula emerges from this elegant revision: not mad at all, but Read more...

 
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