Christopher Hart

Horribly Sane


By Allan Massie

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CALIGULA SLEPT WITH one sister and prostituted the others. He made his horse, Incitatus, a consul, and he marched an entire Roman legion to the beach at Boulogne just to pick up sea-shells. He made it a capital offence for anyone to mention goats in his presence, because he was so self-conscious about his hairiness.

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