CALIGULA


CALIGULA

SIMON TURNEY    Book Number: 88101    Product format: Paperback

Famed for a level of cruelty equalled only by his madness, Caligula was the third Roman emperor, succeeding his adoptive grandfather Tiberius. In this page-turning novel, the narrator is Caligula's sister Livilla who loves her brother and watches with increasing incomprehension as he rises to power and becomes a tyrant. Caligula is with the dying Emperor Tiberius on Capri while his sidekicks Sejanus and Macro rule by proxy in Rome. Livilla joins them and her husband Vinicius, whom she passionately loves, arrives to escort the royal party to Rome. As his condition worsens, Tiberius is under pressure to declare his heir, but Caligula remains unnaturally calm and Livilla realises for the first time that her adored brother will stop at nothing, even murder, to secure his own succession. In Caligula's first months as emperor he can do no wrong, winning the applause of the Plebs, but on the death of his beloved sister Drusilla everything changes. Livilla's life is now divided between her love for Caligula and devotion to her increasingly disillusioned husband Vinicius. Tension mounts as she sees her brother sliding into a course of destruction that will affect not only her family, but the whole Roman empire. 484pp, paperback.
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