Emperor Caligula: Man, Monster, Myth in60Learning Author
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Smarter in sixty minutes.Get smarter in just 60 minutes with in60Learning. Concise and elegantly written non-fiction books and audiobooks help you learn the core subject matter in 20% of the time that it takes to read a typical book. Life is short, so explore a multitude of fascinating historical, biographical, scientific, political, and financial topics in only an hour each.All major historians agree that Gaius Caesar Caligula ruled as a depraved, cruel, and ruthless emperor. Yet, some discrepancies in the historical accounts raise questions about what was true and what was libel intended to discredit Caligula as an utter raging evil madman. This text reexamines the evidence to reveal the exaggerations of history, while still detailing the verified truth of Caligula's monstrous ways. An attempt on Caligula's life seven months into his reign split his three years as emperor into two distinct categories: peaceful bliss and rampant cruelty. Despite his assassination after only three years, Caligula's time as emperor left a scar on the Roman Empire that would forevermore remind the Romans that power breeds corruption.

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