MONDAY Caligula with Mary Beard BBC Two, 9pm He was born Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus
- but everyone came to know him as Caligula.
is one of the few characters who emerges with positive, even perhaps heroic, qualities in the early books of Tacitus' Annals.
Nevertheless, he delivered a funeral oration for Augustus in AD 14 and later became the heir apparent after the death of his brother, Germanicus
Where Tacitus tells how the disguised Roman general Germanicus
, visiting his troops on the eve of battle, finds only approval from his soldiers, Shakespeare has the "saintly king" of England Henry V confront rebuke (Taylor, 18).
His real name was Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus
During the early part of his reign, as Romans praised Germanicus
as the father of the country, Tiberius sought to advertise his political platform as one built of patriotism and loyalty to Rome.
Agrippina and Her Children Mourning over the Ashes of Germanicus
, 1773, by Benjamin West
A list of recently published works was appended: B X de Wet, Learning Greek through the New Testament (Durban 1976); D B Gain, The Aratus ascribed to Germanicus
Caesar (London 1976); D M Kriel, Latyn vir Regstudente (Pretoria 1977); G v W Kruger, Inleiding tot die Studie van Nuwe Testamentiese Grieks (Stellenbosch 1976); Rondom die Antieke Boek (Stellenbosch 1977); J P Louw, Semantiek van die Nuwe Testamentiese Grieks (Pretoria 1976).
, "In Annales Corycianos" (poem CCCXCVIII; fols.
Tacitus gives this report of Piso coming to Germanicus
on the island of Rhodes: "Though aware of Piso's attacks on him, Germanicus
behaved so forgivingly that when a storm was driving Piso on to the rocks--so that his death could have been put down to accident--Germanicus
sent warships to rescue his enemy.
The first movement, "Prelude to Germanicus
Kent," is a tribute to one of the 19th-century co-founders of the city.
Intussen is dit opmerklik dat die epiese gedig Raka (1941) en Dias (1945) en Germanicus
(1956) as dramatiese tekste aansluit by die problematiek van "Die Hond van God".