I, Claudius Episode 8 Zeus, By Jove! (1976)

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Tiberius lies ill and when he looks like recovering Caligula has him suffocated. Caligula then becomes joint Emperor with the boy Gemellus. However, he begins to show disturbing behaviour, having an openly incestuous relationship with his sister Drusilla, and suffering sudden bad head pains. After an attack of illness he suddenly recovers and believes he has metamorphosised into the god Zeus. Drusilla is pregnant by him and he gruesomely follows the traditional story of Zeus opening up a goddess and devouring the foetus of his son. His reign is worse than that of Tiberius as he is totally unpredictable and all those around him are terrified. Disgusted by the goings on of her grandson Antonia decides to leave the world and commits suicide. Caligula tells Claudius that he murdered his own father Germanicus after the latter tried to discipline him, and also Tiberius, as well as having slept with all three of his sisters.

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