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Caligula: a natural sadist who had a loathing of hypocrisy

Britain’s most skilled historical storyteller has created another gem

Nero, depicted by 19th century artist Henryk Siemiradzki

How Rome lost its virtue

An entertainment new history of the first five Caesars contains a serious message about how political morality dies

The Coliseum in Rome, built during the reign of Emperor Vespasiano in  c.72 AD (Photo: PA)

A society in decline, religion as counter-culture, and mass immigration are just some of issues that link us to the Roman Empire