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Caligula : a biography

Author: Aloys Winterling; University of California Press.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2011.
Series: Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : English : [English ed.]View all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Named Person: Caligula, Emperor of Rome; Caligula, Emperor of Rome
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aloys Winterling; University of California Press.
ISBN: 9780520248953 0520248953
OCLC Number: 761463085
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Notes: Originally published [in German]: München : C.H. Beck, 2003.
Description: vii, 229 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
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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"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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