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The Death of CaligulaFlavius Josephus$
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Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781846319648

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781846319648.001.0001

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(p.30) VI Obituary
The Death of Caligula

T. P. Wiseman

Liverpool University Press

Sections 201-211 of the translation: Josephus’ summing-up of the life and character of Gaius ‘Caligula’. ‘Once he had his fill of power, he used it for one purpose only, the pursuit of outrageous violence.’ Despite his excellent education, he had no self-control, and his brutality turned even well-wishers against him.

Keywords:   Caligula, Gaius Caesar, Irresponsible power

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