Episode 4.3: Caligula

He's gone down in history as the mad emperor, but was Caligula really as unhinged as the ancient sources claim? Certainly his behavior seems outlandish and often bizarre, but was the emperor trying to make a point about how crazy political life was in first century Rome? In the continuation of our look at the Julio-Claudian dynasty, we explore the strange and dangerous court of Caligula, who met his brutal end after a visit to the theatre in 41 AD.


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