Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Watch Caligula: 1400 Days of Terror Tonight

If you are in Australia or New Zealand, you can see the premier tonight of "Caligula: 1400 Days of Terror" on the History Channel. In New South Wales it is on at 1930. It was a project I was involved with last year and I talk about Caligula's childhood, his father Germanicus and his relationship with the army… some of the time while lying on a beach. 

The show premiers in the US in October.

You can see details of the show, precise times and a good preview with video here.

The Australian had a note about it last week:

So why is the name Caligula notorious worldwide? This is the question this documentary attempts to answer. To be sure, Caligula was a piece of work. His reign was a frenzy of lunacy, murder and lust. While the city cowered, Caligula murdered its citizens for the hell of it. Between executions, he staged elaborate orgies, made love to his sister and declared himself a living god. But what drove him to behave this way? Original sin? Disease? The producers here believe Caligula's was a life of anguish.