The Reign of Caligula

This short text is an excerpt from Book VI, Chapter iii of the Old English translation of the polemical History in Reply to the Pagans by the fifth-century Roman historian Paulus Orosius. For a complete text of this work, see Janet Bately, The Old English Orosius, Early English Text Society, Supplementary Series, 6 (London, 1980).

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