Before tonight’s instalment of Classics programme, we thought we would give you a leg up of prep reading. Leges?
The programme begins tonight (29 July 2013) at 9pm, on BBC Two.
Information from BBC Two: “Two thousand years ago one of history’s most notorious individuals was born. Professor Mary Beard embarks on an investigative journey to explore the life and times of Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus – better known to us as Caligula.”
BBC page for the programme: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b037w0qh
Articles: (written by Mary Beard unless otherwise stated)
Caligula: Mad, bad, and maybe a little misunderstood
By Allan Massie. Daily Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/10191974/Caligula-Mad-bad-and-maybe-a-little-misunderstood.html
Mary Beard takes on Caligula, the emperor with the worst reputation in history
Viewpoint: Does Caligula deserve his bad reputation?
Caligula With Mary Beard: The man behind the infamy
Caligula’s ancient hideaways
I, Claudius did the dirty on Caligula