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Caligula

(2008)
The Tyranny of Rome
(The first book in the Rufus series)
A novel by

 
 
Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, the third Roman Emperor, is better known by another name: Caligula, a name synonymous with decadence, cruelty and madness. His reign was marked by excess, huge building projects, the largest gladiatorial battles Rome was ever to see - men and animals killed in their hundreds - conspiracies, assassination attempts and sexual scandal. Rufus as a young slave grows up far from the corruption of the imperial court. His master is a trainer of animals for the gladiatorial arena. Rufus discovers that he has a natural ability with animals, a talent for controlling and schooling them. It is at the arenas that Rufus meets his great friend Cupido, one of Rome's greatest gladiators. It is his growing reputation as an animal trainer and his friendship with Cupido that attracts the cruel gaze of the Emperor.Caligula wants a keeper for the imperial elephant and Rufus is bought from his master and taken to the imperial palace. Life here is dictated by Caligula's ever shifting moods. Caligula is as generous as he is cruel, he is a megalomaniac who declares himself a living god and simultaneously lives in constant fear of the plots against his life.

Genre: Historical

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Hardback Editions

August 2009 : UK Hardback

Title: Caligula
Author(s): Douglas Jackson
ISBN: 0-7505-3117-7 / 978-0-7505-3117-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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July 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Caligula: The Tyranny of Rome
Author(s): Douglas Jackson
ISBN: 0-593-06060-1 / 978-0-593-06060-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Press
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Paperback Editions

February 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Caligula (Roman Trilogy 1)
Author(s): Douglas Jackson
ISBN: 0-552-15694-9 / 978-0-552-15694-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Adult
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July 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Caligula
Author(s): Douglas Jackson
ISBN: 0-593-06059-8 / 978-0-593-06059-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Transworld Publishers
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Audio Editions

September 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Caligula
Author(s): Douglas Jackson
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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September 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Caligula
Author(s): Douglas Jackson
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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September 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Caligula
Author(s): Douglas Jackson
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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Kindle Editions

September 2008 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Caligula (Roman Trilogy Book 1)
Author(s): Douglas Jackson
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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