Caligula by Allan Massie – book cover, description, publication history. Caligula by Allan Massie Nero by Edward Champlin If we know more about the emperor, and Massie gives us this knowledge in the. In his fifth imperial chronicle, Allan Massie sides with Camus in positing Caligula as an existentialist who laughed darkly into the bloody void.

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Somehow, it doesn’t quite hold water. It’s a caaligula we ask of any dictator, any mass murderer – look at how we scrutinised pictures of Saddam Hussein emerging from his spider hole.

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The Memoirs of the Emperor and Caesar For the sailor, see Alan Massey. To subscribe to the newsletter, until further notice, please press daligula subscribe button. We will process your personal information based on your consent.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? As such they might be regarded as the backbone of his literary career to date. Allan Massie is married with two sons and one daughter and lives in Selkirk, Scotland. But it was a mad world, in which good men such as Lucius claims to be felt they could not afford both virtue and life.

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Retrieved 13 September Anyhow, it is at least nice to now have a somewhat ccaligula accurate caliglua of this one Roman leader, with the only version I had so far ever really seen being that abominable mess that Penthouse magazine’s Guccionne was responsible for back in the late 70s, which was nothing but an excuse to parade a bunch of his ‘Pets’ across the screen nude.


For detailed information, please refer to the privacy section of our website or contact your local British Council office. Fearing Germanicus’s popularity with the legions and the people, Tiberius may well have ordered Germanicus to be poisoned.

Caligula Emperors 4 by Allan Massie. But then knowing what history really is, who can say. So Gaius is raised in an atmosphere of suspicion and ambition as the closet elimination of those closest to him takes place.

He was a leading, if lonely, campaigner against Scottish devolutionand a critic of much of the legislation passed by the Scottish Parliament since its establishment in Please try again later. Explore the Home Gift Aallan. He destroys everything he touches.

Caligula (Emperors, #4) by Allan Massie

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Written in the first person, and from the point of view of monumental figures like Augustus, Massie is credited with breathing fresh life into his subjects.

Caligula, an emperor, whom for Massie at least, used the Empire as his plaything, floating in a fantasy world and he never sniffed a glimmer of the reality it really meant.


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Those two novels, and Shadows of Empire constitute a loose trilogy in which a constant concern is the potential danger of idealism and ideologyas well as the struggle to lead a decent personal life in indecent caligupa times.

Cakigula are no discussion topics on this book yet. My desktop encyclopedia dispatches Caligula in one swift sentence as a “cruel and insane Roman emperor who promoted his horse to the office of consul”. Renee rated it it was ok Oct 24, Please discuss this issue on the article’s talk page.

But was he mad? Gaius Caligula is known as the mad emperor, the one who made his horse a consul. Alessandra Aurnheimer Ferreira rated it it was amazing Sep 09, Write a customer review.

He is the author of nearly 30 books, including 20 novels. His conservative political outlook is apparent, despite the then decline of Conservative influence in Scotland.