By Anthony A. Barrett
The Roman Empire has continually exercised a substantial fascination. between its various vibrant personalities, no emperor, with the prospective exception of Nero, has attracted extra renowned awareness than Caligula, who has a name, even if deserved or now not, because the critical mad and hazardous ruler.
The first variation of this booklet validated itself because the regular research of Caligula. It is still the one complete size and targeted scholarly research in English of this emperor’s reign, and has been translated right into a variety of languages. however the research of Classical antiquity isn't a static phenomenon, and students are engaged in a power quest to improve our wisdom and puzzling over the traditional earlier. within the thirty years in view that book of the unique Caligula there were huge scholarly advances in what we all know approximately this emperor in particular, and in addition concerning the common interval within which he functioned, whereas newly came upon inscriptions and significant archaeological tasks have necessitated a rethinking of a lot of our previous conclusions approximately early imperial heritage. This re-creation constitutes an enormous revision and, in locations, a massive rewriting, of the unique textual content. holding the reader-friendly constitution and company of its predecessor, it embodies the most recent discoveries and the newest pondering, looking to make extra lucid and understandable these features of the reign which are really formidable to the non-specialist. just like the unique, this revised Caligula is meant to meet the necessities of the scholarly neighborhood whereas beautiful to a huge and basic readership.
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Caligula: The Abuse of Power (Roman Imperial Biographies) by Anthony A. Barrett