By Simon Turney
Caligula: loving brother, reluctant ruler and tortured soul.
The six teenagers of Germanicus are cursed from beginning. Father: believed poisoned via the Emperor Tiberius over the imperial succession. mom and brothers arrested and starved to loss of life through Tiberius. One sister married off to an abusive husband. in simple terms 3 are left: Caligula, in line for the imperial throne, and his sisters, Drusilla and Livilla, who tells us this story.
The ascent in their family members into the imperial dynasty forces Caligula to alter from the fun-loving boy Livilla knew right into a sensible, cautious and calculating younger guy. Tiberius's unexpected loss of life permits Caligula to manhandle his method to strength. With the bloodthirsty tyrant lifeless, it may be a golden age in Rome and, for your time, it truly is. yet Caligula suffers emotional blow after emotional blow as political allies, pals, and eventually family members betray him and try to overthrow him, through poison, by means of the knife, in any way possible.
Little via little, Caligula turns into a sour, green with envy and vengeful Emperor, each shred of the boy he was once eroded. As Caligula loses contact with truth, there's just one factor to be performed earlier than Rome is modified irrevocably. . .
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