Episode CXVII – Disgraced Human Nature (Caracalla V)


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The historian Edward Gibbon perhaps summed up Caracalla quite succinctly, when he used this phrase to describe his demise while answering a call of nature on the side of the road: "Such was the end of a monster whose life disgraced human nature, and whose reign accused the patience of the Romans."

Dr Caillan Davenport (Senior Lecturer, Roman History, Macquarie University)

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