Caligula with Mary Beard

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:


Articles: (written by Mary Beard unless otherwise stated)

Caligula: Mad, bad, and maybe a little misunderstood

By Allan Massie. Daily Telegraph:

Mary Beard takes on Caligula, the emperor with the worst reputation in history

Daily Telegraph

Viewpoint: Does Caligula deserve his bad reputation?


Caligula With Mary Beard: The man behind the infamy

BBC TV blog:

Caligula’s ancient hideaways

Daily Telegraph

I, Claudius did the dirty on Caligula

Evening Standard

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