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Caligula: A Biography

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Description for Caligula: A Biography Paperback. The infamous emperor Caligula ruled Rome 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. This book deals with his life and work. Translator(s): Schneider, Deborah Lucas; Most, Glenn W.; Psoinos, Paul. Num Pages: 240 pages, 6 b/w photographs, 1 line illustration. BIC Classification: 1DST; 3D; BGH; HBLA; JPA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 141 x 295 x 19. Weight in Grams: 286.
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. He wanted to make his horse a consul. Torture and executions were the order of the day. Both modern and ancient interpretations have concluded from ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
University of California Press
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2015
Condition
New
Weight
286g
Number of Pages
240
Place of Publication
Berkerley, United States
ISBN
9780520287594
SKU
V9780520287594
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Ref
99-17

About Aloys Winterling
Aloys Winterling holds a chair for Ancient History at Humboldt-University Berlin. He is the author of Aula Caesaris and Politics and Society in Imperial Rome, among other books.

Reviews for Caligula: A Biography
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 just as bad and dangerous to know. Maclean's In this lively biography of Rome's infamous third emperor, readers will not find the wild-eyed dictator ... Read more

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