Caligula

Caligula

by Sam Wilkinson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415341213

ISBN-13: 2900415341218

Pub. Date: 08/28/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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 scrutinising the ancient literary sources that are so hostile to Caligula, and by

…  See more details below

Overview

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 scrutinising 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, Caligula is an invaluable study of the reign of this fascinating Emperor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900415341218
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Series:
Lancaster Pamphlets in Ancient History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
128

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements List of Illustrations List of Abbreviations Introduction 1. Upbringing and Accession 2. Domestic Policy 3. Foreign Policy 4. Conspiracies and Assassination 5. Gaius and the Senate Conclusion Appendix 1: The Sources Appendix 2: Glossary of Latin Terms Appendix 3: Chronology Bibliography

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >