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on 12 November 2013
I must strongly disagree with the previous reviewer. This is a solid documentary that analyses the life and reign of Caligula the third Emperor of Rome. The program begins by explaining his early life and upbringing where virtually all of his family were assassinated by the Emperor Tiberius, his uncle. His life during his late teens as a "guest" of his uncle on the island of Capri, where he received lessons in hedonistic excesses and the exercise of the power of life and death that would colour his later reign as Emperor. The documentary details his wild antics and lifestyle within the political and religious context of the time. Often labelled insane and power crazed, the contributing academics dispel this myth and relate an emperor who carefully planned his actions to maintain his power and humiliate those who displeased him. The end conclusion is that Caligula was a calculating amoral sociopath, rather than a madman. An interesting and informative documentary if you are interested in the Roman Empire.
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