Caligula: The Corruption of Power

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Reassesses the life and brief reign of Caligula, arguing that the tyrannical Roman emperor was not insane, as he has been portrayed throughout history, but lacked any sense of moral responsibility and had no talent for governing

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Making judicious use of the often incomplete and inconsistent sources from the life and rule of Caligula, Roman emperor A.D. 37-41, Barrett has succeeded in writing a detailed and full study intended to appeal to informed readers and students of Roman history. The historical significance of Caligula's reign is also examined, e.g., his treatment of Jews and plans to conquer Britain. In sum, Barrett's book offers new insights into a figure often avoided by academic biographers.
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