By Simon Turney

Caligula: loving brother, reluctant ruler and tortured soul.

The six teenagers of Germanicus are cursed from start. Father: believed poisoned via the Emperor Tiberius over the imperial succession. mom and brothers arrested and starved to demise by means of Tiberius. One sister married off to an abusive husband. simply 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 relatives 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 surprising demise permits Caligula to manhandle his solution to strength. With the bloodthirsty tyrant useless, it's going to be a golden age in Rome and, for some time, it's. yet Caligula suffers emotional blow after emotional blow as political allies, buddies, and eventually kinfolk betray him and try to overthrow him, by way of poison, through the knife, in anyway possible.

Little by way of little, Caligula turns into a sour, green with envy and vengeful Emperor, each shred of the boy he was eroded. As Caligula loses contact with fact, there's just one factor to be performed ahead of Rome is modified irrevocably. . .

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