Monster: From The Province of the Cat

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Monster: From The Province of the Cat

Halfway through Suetonius’s biography of Caligula (12 – 41 AD) there comes a turning point, where he says, “So much for Gaius the Emperor; the rest of this history must needs deal with Gaius the Monster.” All Summer long I have been searching for a way to make sense out of how we have made the transition from Britain the State, to Britain the Monster. Suetonius (c69 – c122 AD) wrote in the “Silver Age of Latin”. I fear I…

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Monster: From The Province of the Cat