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A thousand questions about Caligula remain unanswered in this book, but it's hardly the author's fault, given the scanty information he has to examine. Read morePublished on November 10, 2011 by Jeri
Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus was something of an enigma, not helped by the fact that his brief Imperium presumably was recorded by Tacitus in what is now a lost volume... Read morePublished on March 18, 2011 by Ian J. Miller
I'd like to start by saying that as much as I enjoy the salacious stories of Caligula's reign, I have no problem with the light of reason and fact taking the wind out of those... Read morePublished on October 18, 2010 by GodsAreMonsters
Most ancient works on Caligula describe him as a madman. Barrett points out the flaws in these works; only two authors actually lived in Caligula's time (Seneca and Philo). Read morePublished on July 24, 2010 by Michael Lewyn
Barrett provides an excellent, balanced view of Caligula in his work. Much like the title of the book implies, he attributes the emperor's downfall to his own corruption and flaws,... Read morePublished on July 17, 2010 by Joseph Hopkins
This is a very scholarly, in-depth book on one of the more controversial Emperors in Roman history. For millennia he has been seen as an insane and murderous monster who slept with... Read morePublished on March 20, 2009 by Arch Stanton
Barrett takes a very stoic view of Caligula. This view is much different than the crazed man that is typically written about. Read morePublished on October 11, 2006 by Stephanie Manley