Caligula

ISBN-10: 0415341213

ISBN-13: 9780415341219

Edition: 2004

List price: $30.95
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Sam Wilkinson provides an accessible introduction to the reign of Caligula, one of the most controversial of all the Roman Emperors. Caligula's policies have often been interpreted to be those of a depraved tyrant. This study provides a reassessment of this controversial reign by scrutinizing the ancient literary sources that are so hostile to Caligula, and by examining the reasoning behind the policies he enforced. Key topics discussed include: * Caligula's early life and accession to power * Caligula's relationship with the Senate * how far Caligula's domestic and foreign policies can be judged to be a success * why Caligula was assassinated in AD 41, only four years after his accession to power. With a guide to primary and secondary sources, a chronology and a detailed glossary,Caligulais an invaluable study of the reign of this fascinating Emperor.
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Book details

List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 12/23/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.30" tall
Weight: 0.396

Acknowledgements
List of illustrations
List of abbreviations
Introduction
Upbringing and accession
Domestic policy
Foreign policy
Conspiracies and assassination
Gaius and the senate
Conclusion
the sources
glossary of latin terms
chronology
Bibliography
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