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Caligula By Allan Massie

Caligula
by Allan Massie

Was Caligula not so bad after all? In the bestselling tradition of his Roman Quartet, Allan Massie takes on one of the most notorious Roman emperors
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Caligula Summary


Caligula by Allan Massie

Gaius Caligula is known as the mad emperor, the one who made his horse a consul. He was violent and vicious, a murderer and guilty of committing incest with his sisters. Yet, when he succeeded the aged recluse Tiberius, the Romans were delighted and for a few months at least he seemed generous and enlightened. So what went wrong? Why was he murdered after a reign of only four years? Is the conventional picture true or false: was he mad and evil or the victim of circumstance and rumour? Is it possible to take a sympathetic view of Caligula...and is it possible to make sense of him? In his compelling new novel Allan Massie peels back the mask of the monster of popular myth to expose the young emperor as a real man and explore the truth of his brief but tempestuous reign.

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Caligula Reviews


'Caligula is an impressive addition to a sequence of novels that in their sustained interest and detailed recreation of a society at once alien and familiar must rank as one of the most important historical chronicles in contemporary fiction.' -- Barry Unsworth, Spectator

About Allan Massie


Allan Massie is an award-winning novelist, the author of several non-fiction books and an historian and journalist. He was brought up in Aberdeenshire and educated in Glenalmond and at Cambridge, but it was while living in Rome for some years that he developed his interest in Roman history that led to the writing of his series of novels set in the Rome of the emperors. He lives in the Scottish Borders and writes for the Daily Telegraph and the Scotsman.

Additional information

GOR001885160
Caligula by Allan Massie
Allan Massie
Used - Good
Hardback
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
2003-11-03
288
0340823135
9780340823132
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.