Saturday, 3 January 2015

Mary Beard's - Caligula

If Caesar is the rock star of Roman history, Caligula is the Charles Manson. 

Real name Emperor Gaius, Caligula is the diminutive for Roman Boot so it actually means something like Bootikins and was the name the Roman soldiers called him when he was a child and walked around the garrison towns in his small Roman boots.

Mary Beard is an excellent presenter of information who talks to the viewers in simple language and in a direct, forthright manner. She's a joy to learn history from.