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I just finished this book yesterday and would highly recommend it, for multiple reasons: - It's fascinating history, giving us a view of the lives of Caligula (briefly), Claudius, and especially Nero. For anyone who enjoyed the excellent miniseries Rome, it'll feel good to revisit this world. The chapter titles of Suicide, Fratricide, Matricide, etc., tell you that it won't be a peaceful ride, but it's a frequently suspenseful one. - The book makes the basics of Stoic philosophy comprehensible, particularly through the life and writings of Seneca, who attempted to be young Nero's tutor,