A man who doesn’t need much of an introduction, yet nevertheless shall suffer one here from the Partial Historians.
If anyone stands out from the Iulio-Claudians for their sheer audacity, it is Gaius Caesar … more notoriously remembered through history as Caligula. In this episode, the doctors examine Caligula’s rise to power, the changes his principate means for the developing empire of Rome, and touch on the some of the shocking tales connected with his reign. It’s times like these, dear listener, that you begin to wish Tacitus’ account of Caligula had survived – could the sources be less balanced? The controversaries are explored below: