Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Caligula: The Mad Emperor of Rome by Stephen Dando-Collins

Posted March 20, 2019 by Stephanie in Uncategorized / 17 Comments

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and talk about the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. It’s based on Waiting On Wednesday hosted at Breaking the Spine.

Caligula: The Mad Emperor of Rome by Stephen Dando-Collins
Expected publication: July 30th 2019 by Turner


Explore all of the murder, madness and mayhem in Ancient Rome during the reign of the mad emperor, Caligula.

In this book about Rome’s most infamous emperor, expert author, Stephen Dando-Collins’ chronicles all the palace intrigues and murders that led to Caligula becoming emperor, and details the horrors of his manic reign and the murderous consequences brought about at the hand of his sister Agrippina the Younger, his uncle Claudius and his nephew Nero.

Skillfully researched, Dando-Collins puts the jigsaw pieces together to form an accurate picture of Caligula’s life and influences. Dando-Collins’ precise and thorough examination of the emperor’s life puts Caligula’s paranoid reign into perspective, examining the betrayals and deaths he experienced prior to his time in power and the onset of a near-fatal illness believed to have affected his mental-health.


I found out about this nonfiction book last week and as someone who is obsessed with ancient Rome I simply must have it. Especially since it’s a book about Caligula. He’s the emperor I find the most interesting out of them all. The Julio-Claudian dynasty is super fascinating to me so I can’t wait for this book to be released!



17 responses to “Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Caligula: The Mad Emperor of Rome by Stephen Dando-Collins

  1. I've been doing a fair amount ancient Rome recently due to my son's school topic and I must admit I'm finding it all fascinating. This suggestion has come at a perfect time! I was reading on Caligula last night. Will check this one out. 🙂

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