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Caligula

By: Stephen Dando-Collins
Narrated by: James Anderson Foster
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Explore all of the murder, madness and mayhem in Ancient Rome during the reign of the mad emperor, Caligula.

In this book about Rome’s most infamous emperor, expert author, Stephen Dando-Collins chronicles all the palace intrigues and murders that led to Caligula becoming emperor, and details the horrors of his manic reign and the murderous consequences brought about at the hand of his sister Agrippina the Younger, his uncle Claudius and his nephew Nero. 

Skillfully researched, Dando-Collins puts the jigsaw pieces together to form an accurate picture of Caligula’s life and influences. Dando-Collins’ precise and thorough examination of the emperor’s life puts Caligula’s paranoid reign into perspective, examining the betrayals and deaths he experienced prior to his time in power and the onset of a near-fatal illness believed to have affected his mental-health.

©2019 Stephen Dando-Collins (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
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Good book

good book on a fascinating character in Roman history. unfortunately alot of reliable history on Caligula has been lost but the author does well to fill in blanks with plausible theories. Worth a listen for Any Roman history buff

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A Fantastic Biography of a Notorious Emperor

This a fascinating biography of one of Rome’s most notorious Emperors. Well researched but also not too dry as many biographies/history books tend to be. It tells the story of the Emperor Gaius (Caligula) from birth to the aftermath after his death. It provides an interesting picture of Caligula while also disproving many myths surrounding him.

What other reviewers have pointed out is that this book also compared Caligula and Donald Trump, this is not the first time this has been done nor will it be the last. I personally think the comparison is an insult...to Caligula. Donald Trump is an idiot and megalomaniac but at least Caligula had the excuse of mental illness.

If this comparison bothers you then simply skip the last chapter. It is only discussed there. Otherwise I would encourage anyone who is interested in the Emperor or his family members to check out this book, I promise you won’t be disappointed.

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