Caligula: A Biography

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"Seeks to rehabilitate one of the most infamous Roman emperors, commonly believed to have been deranged." New Yorker 20120109 "A persuasive new Caligula emerges from this elegant revision: not mad at all, but just as bad and dangerous to know." Maclean's 20111012 "In this lively biography of Rome's infamous third emperor, readers will not find the wild-eyed dictator ... but a thoughtful argument for his sanity." Publishers Weekly 20110530 "A revisionist take on the man." Library Journal 20111118 "An eloquent and compelling study of Roman imperial history, and especially of the difficult relations between the imperial monarch and the traditional aristocracy." London Review Of Books 20120426 "Presents Roman emperor Caligula in a new light." Booklist 20110601 "No Roman emperor cries out more obviously for redemption, but Aloys Winterling's Caligula, a calm reassessment of his reign, avoids revisionist whitewashing and takes the residue of hatred as inescapable." Cathnews Perspectives 20120914 "Makes it clear that the behavior of the third emperor were the acts of a diffident, slightly paranoid youth, who lacked the patience that the most quarrelsome and important of his subjects required." The New Criterion 20110906 "A worthy study, which covers significant aspects of Caligula's reign and provides some new interpretations on this fascinating subject." -- Geoff W. Adams Ancient History Bulletin 20120901 "Winterling has produced an innovative biography which takes a novel approach to interpreting the historiography of Caligula's reign." Bryn Mawr Classical Review (BMCR) 20120410 "[Winterling] gives us a biography that brings the man and his times to life." History 20121001 "Accessible and graceful... Highly recommended." Choice 20111201

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The infamous emperor Caligula ruled Rome from A.D. 37 to 41 as a tyrant who ultimately became a monster. An exceptionally smart and cruelly witty man, Caligula made his contemporaries worship him as a god. He drank pearls dissolved in vinegar and ate food covered in gold leaf. He forced men and women of high rank to have sex with him, turned part of his palace into a brothel, and committed incest with his sisters. He wanted to make his horse a consul.Torture and executions were the order of the day. Both modern and ancient interpretations have concluded from this alleged evidence that Caligula was insane. But was he? This biography tells a different story of the well-known emperor. In a deft account written for a general audience, Aloys Winterling opens a new perspective on the man and his times. Basing Caligula on a thorough new assessment of the ancient sources, he sets the emperor's story into the context of the political system and the changing relations between the senate and the emperor during Caligula's time and finds a new rationality explaining his notorious brutality.

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Descripción University of California Press, United States, 2011. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. 208 x 145 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The infamous emperor Caligula ruled Rome from A.D. 37 to 41 as a tyrant who ultimately became a monster. An exceptionally smart and cruelly witty man, Caligula made his contemporaries worship him as a god. He drank pearls dissolved in vinegar and ate food covered in gold leaf. He forced men and women of high rank to have sex with him, turned part of his palace into a brothel, and committed incest with his sisters. He wanted to make his horse a consul.Torture and executions were the order of the day. Both modern and ancient interpretations have concluded from this alleged evidence that Caligula was insane. But was he? This biography tells a different story of the well-known emperor. In a deft account written for a general audience, Aloys Winterling opens a new perspective on the man and his times. Basing Caligula on a thorough new assessment of the ancient sources, he sets the emperor s story into the context of the political system and the changing relations between the senate and the emperor during Caligula s time and finds a new rationality explaining his notorious brutality. Nº de ref. de la librería AAH9780520248953

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Descripción University of California Press, United States, 2011. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. 208 x 145 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The infamous emperor Caligula ruled Rome from A.D. 37 to 41 as a tyrant who ultimately became a monster. An exceptionally smart and cruelly witty man, Caligula made his contemporaries worship him as a god. He drank pearls dissolved in vinegar and ate food covered in gold leaf. He forced men and women of high rank to have sex with him, turned part of his palace into a brothel, and committed incest with his sisters. He wanted to make his horse a consul.Torture and executions were the order of the day. Both modern and ancient interpretations have concluded from this alleged evidence that Caligula was insane. But was he? This biography tells a different story of the well-known emperor. In a deft account written for a general audience, Aloys Winterling opens a new perspective on the man and his times. Basing Caligula on a thorough new assessment of the ancient sources, he sets the emperor s story into the context of the political system and the changing relations between the senate and the emperor during Caligula s time and finds a new rationality explaining his notorious brutality. Nº de ref. de la librería AAH9780520248953

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