I, Claudius - Chapter 32 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 32 Summary

The principle events of this chapter are undated but may be inferred to occur between 38 AD and 41 AD. Caligula, having expended all of Rome's solvent monies, travels to France, accompanied by an enormous train burdened by his family's generational heirlooms. These he auctions in France to crowds of affluent and influential persons, and thus he raises considerable sums of money by peddling junk.

He then travels to Germany where he engages in several abortive and light skirmishes with scattered enemy forces. He writes back to Rome, claiming complete and triumphant victory over the troublesome Germans. He then travels to the Atlantic coast where he takes several British prisoners. Again, he writes back to Rome, claiming complete and triumphant victory over England. Finally, he arranges his impressive armies on the ocean coast and orders them to fire volleys into the ocean and charge, slashing, into the water. He...

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