This extended program is a detailed modern version of the stories that have come from the ancient sources about the reign of the 'notorious' 'mad' Emperor Caius.
We are provided with a very detailed overview of Caligula's reign with comment on and discussion of his actions and character. There is some attempt to balance the obvious negative perspectives of the ancient sources with some common sense analysis of the traditional version of his life and reign.
This would be an ideal introduction to a study of Caligula. It would also be a good starting point for an examination of the historiography of the Julio-Claudians.
Film Duration: 86 min