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The Emperor Gaius (Caligula).

3.60  ·  Rating details ·  5 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Hardcover, 243 pages
Published October 25th 1977 by Praeger (first published 1977)
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Darius McCaskey
Oct 06, 2010 rated it liked it
John P. V. D. Balsdon wrote his comprehensive biography of Emperor Gaius in 1934. As a fellow at Exeter College of Oxford University, Professor Balsdon's book is intended for a scholarly audience. While the thoroughness of the research is impressive, the book is definitely geared toward fellow scholars. Without a mastery of Latin and Ancient Greek, several passages are unintelligible. Mr. Balsdon presents several ideas in the original Latin or Greek and provides no explanation of what they mean. ...more
Birgitta Hoffmann
Oct 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
It may be old and you have tto watch yourself, to spot the bits were new research and discoveries have superceded his views, but it is still a really good and nearly balanced biography.
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