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Post by michellemoran » Thu October 16th, 2008, 2:33 am

Thanks, Divia! Not sure it will definitely be the topic, but if it is, it would be told from a the POV of the women around Caligula.
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Post by cw gortner » Thu October 16th, 2008, 3:13 am

[quote=""michellemoran""]He was also said to have tried to make his horse a Consul, which has to count for something in the eccentric department.[/quote]

I've always loved that horse story. The awful Penthouse movie aside, Caligula is generally not very well covered in film or books. I'd love to read your take on his story.
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Post by michellemoran » Thu October 16th, 2008, 3:30 am

Thank you, Christopher! Well, I'm waiting breathlessly for Catherine. I've always had a thing for the Medicis.
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Post by annis » Thu October 16th, 2008, 3:34 am

That reminds me, I just read a novel recently about Caligula, by Scottish author Douglas Jackson, called, unsurprisingly, "Caligula".
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Caligula-Dougla ... 0593060601

There's an interview with the author here:
http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/feature ... 4281808.jp

I think that there would certainly be room for one which focuses on the POV of the women in Caligula's life.
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Post by michellemoran » Thu October 16th, 2008, 3:59 am

Thank you for the links, Annis. I really, really want to read this, but I'm afraid...

If I decide to do something different form Caligula, this will be the first book I order!!
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Post by Ash » Thu October 16th, 2008, 3:59 am

8/10. Missed the one about the wardrobe malfunction, and how Attila died.

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Post by michellemoran » Thu October 16th, 2008, 4:01 am

Yah, the Attila one was a guess for me!
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Post by Alaric » Thu October 16th, 2008, 7:06 am

I got 8/10, although I did guess a few. I got Elizabeth Bathory and Tamurlane wrong.

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Post by Carine » Thu October 16th, 2008, 9:52 am

I got only 6/10 ! The ones I had wrong were : Elizabeth Bàrthory, Tamerlane, Nero and the one about the wardrobe malfunction.

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Post by Misfit » Thu October 16th, 2008, 11:17 am

[quote=""michellemoran""]Well, at the risk of getting way ahead of myself, it will probably be about Caligula's reign, which was.. well, filled with debauchery and all around insanity. Probably there was a little less debauchery than was actually reported by his enemies, but there was debauchery nevertheless. He was also said to have tried to make his horse a Consul, which has to count for something in the eccentric department.[/quote]

Wasn't he the baddie in The Robe?

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