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Caligula: Divine Carnage: Atrocities of the Roman Emperorsby Stephen Barber
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Caligula: most notorious of the Roman Emperors, who married his own sister, installed a horse in the Roman Senate, turned his palace into a brothel, tortured and killed innocent citizens on a whim, and committed countless other acts of madness, cruelty and deviancy.
Award-winning writers Stephen Barber and Jeremy Reed document in full the atrocities of Caligula and also the other mad Emperors, particularly Commodus-villain of the recent Hollywood blockbuster Gladiator-and Heliogabalus, the teenage ambisexual "sun-god" whose arch-decadent proclivities would centuries later inspire Antonin Artaud to eulogise him in prose. The book also includes a visceral history of the Gladiatorial Games.
Caligula: Divine Carnage is a catalogue of transvestism, treachery, incest, torture, slaughter and perversity brought to life with superb authorial skill, making it a vivid and essential historical document of murderous decadence.
The Atrocities of Ancient Rome. The most notorious of the Roman Emperors, Caligula was renowned for acts of madness, cruelty and deviancy. Award winning writers Stephen Barber and Jeremy Reed join forces to document in full the atrocities of Caligula which included marrying his sister, installing a horse in the Senate, and killing innocent victims on a whim.
About the Author
Stephen Barber is a noted cultural historian and the leading authority on Antonin Artaud. He is the author of many acclaimed books, including: Burning World, the best-selling biography of Edmund White; Tokyo Vertigo; the wide-selling Caligula: Divine Carnage; and Artaud: Blows And Bombs, the definitive biography.
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