Caligula: Divine Carnage: Atrocities Of The Roman Emperors [NOOK Book]

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Caligula: most notorious of the Roman Emperors, who seduced his own sister, installed a horse in the Roman Senate, turned his palace into a brothel, married a prostitute, tortured and killed hundreds of innocent citizens on a whim, and committed countless other acts of madness, cruelty and deviancy. Award-winning writers Stephen Barber and Jeremy Reed document in full the atrocities of Caligula and also the other mad Emperors, particularly the deranged Commodus and Heliogabalus, the teenage ambisexual "sun-god" ...
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Caligula: Divine Carnage: Atrocities Of The Roman Emperors

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Overview

Caligula: most notorious of the Roman Emperors, who seduced his own sister, installed a horse in the Roman Senate, turned his palace into a brothel, married a prostitute, tortured and killed hundreds of innocent citizens on a whim, and committed countless other acts of madness, cruelty and deviancy. Award-winning writers Stephen Barber and Jeremy Reed document in full the atrocities of Caligula and also the other mad Emperors, particularly the deranged Commodus and Heliogabalus, the teenage ambisexual "sun-god" whose arch-decadent proclivities would inspire Antonin Artaud to eulogise him in prose centuries later. Also included is a bloody history of Gladiators and the Roman Arena, the depraved circus where Christians, freaks and criminals were butchered by the thousand. DIVINE CARNAGE is a shocking catalogue of incest, transvest­ism, torture, slaughter and perversity brought to life by Barber and Reed's superb authorial skill, making it an essential and eloquent document of murderous decadence. This special ebook edition includes bonus material in the form of "The LIfe Of Nero", by Suetonius.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781908694003
  • Publisher: Elektron Ebooks
  • Publication date: 7/30/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 176,786
  • File size: 637 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2012

    Steven Barber's Caligula

    I had to revise my opinion of Mr. Barber's book. 1 star may be more than it deserves. I can not believe that he is taking his work honestly. Everyone knows Caligula was far from all there, the author for some reason keeps calling Claudis an incompetent drooling idiot. Claudius wrote history, designed the harbor at Ostia. I am no historian but I sense this book is less about history than it is about sensational acts. Sorry Mr. Barber your book is a bomb.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2012

    Crap

    It started out amuzing the quickly turned to babbling rubbish.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted April 11, 2012

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