Počet strán: 494 Väzba: mäkká, brožovaná EAN: 9780552156943 Jazyk: anglický Pôvodný názov: Caligula ISBN: 0552156949 Dátum vydania: 1. júla 2009 Číslo vydania: 2 Rok vydania originálu: 2008 Vydavateľstvo:Corgi Books Rozmery: 2,9 cm x 10,6 cm x 17,8 cm
A major new historical epic in the tradition of Conn Iggulden combines impeccable research and historical detailing with the power and pace of a great thrillerÂ As a young slave, RufusÂ grows up far from the corruption ofÂ Caligula's imperial court where excess, huge building projects, the largest gladiatorial battles Rome was ever to seeÂ—men and animals killed in the hundredsÂ—conspiracies, assassination attempts, and sexual scandal were the norm. But when Rufus' growing reputation as an animal trainer and his friendship with Cupido, one of Rome's greatest gladiators,Â attract the cruel gaze of the Emperor, Rufus is bought from his master and taken to the imperial palace as the keeper of the imperial elephant. Rufus soon sees that life here is dictated by Caligulaâ€™s ever shifting moodsÂ—he is as generous as he is cruel and he is a megalomaniac who declares himself a living godÂ who simultaneously lives in constant fear of the plots against his life. ButÂ Caligula's paranoia is not misplaced, and Rufus and Cupido find themselves unwittingly placed at the center of a conspiracy to assassinate the Emperor.