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    An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Emperors mapDIR Atlas Gaius (Caligula) (A.D. 37-41) Garrett G. Fagan Pennsylvania State University A Bust of theEmperor Caligula Introduction Gaius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (b. A.D. 12, d. A.D. 41, emperor A.D. 37-41) represents a turning point in the early history of the Principate. Unfortunately, his is the most poorly documented reign of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. The literary sources for these four years are meager, frequently anecdotal, and universally

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    Caligula Personality

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    Caligula: A Case of True Misfortune Crimson blood precipitating in the lands of Rome, as a psychedelic man, an emperor rules these territories. Madmen have erupted because of his saturated insanity. However, his humanity and morality is unknown by all, except some. This is the Roman emperor Caligula. This paper quarrels the life of Caligula, his psychotic doings and his time of existence. With an original name of Gaius Julius Caesar, Caligula was born on the 31st of August in the year of A.D. 12

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    Roman Emperor Caligula

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    Caligula was a man, a monster, and a legend that nearly destroyed Rome in his rule, yet built some of its most beautiful monuments. The life of the man was an interested yet twisted story of a once noble man descending into insanity Caligula, originally named Gaius, was born in 12 A.D. Caligula’s Parents were the Germanicus, a famous army general, and Agrippina, woman known for her uncharacteristic position in politics. Caligula spent his early life traveling the world with his father and mother

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    Portrait Head of Caligula This bust of Emperor Caligula, was thought to have been made somewhere within Asia Minor, around the year 40 AD. There is no known record of who sculpted this bust, and no accurate record of who it was made for or why it was made. It was sculpted entirely out of marble. After Caligula was murdered by his guards in 41 AD, almost all recorded statues and portraits of him were destroyed, as well as a lot of writings that were done about him. This led to modern day historians

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    Republic/Empire is often limited to several names, and other names are merely mentioned in passing. Roman emperor Caligula may not be one emperor whose life is studied in depth, and whose accomplishments are pointed out numerous times in history textbooks, but his life teaches us an important story: don’t put power in a single person’s hands, especially if they have dubious sanity. Caligula, born Gaius Caesar Germanicus, was born in 12 A.D. His father, Germanicus, was a member of the Julio-Claudian

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    1. The Julio-Claudian Emperors; civil government and military concerns Each Emperor, was required to encompass in his rulings the dealings with the elite, that is senators, wealthy citizens and equites, and with the populace, inside the city of Rome and in the provinces. Julius Caesar assassination was an example how dangerous is when the individual act in a manner of above all, as rex or dictator, he eventually turns the part of people against himself. On other side, Augustus, did the wise move

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    The Preatorian Guard

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    Introduction Their name alone invokes many vivid images; from heroic men clad in Roman red iron to bloody battlefields, where they stand disciplined and ordered while chaos reigns all around, and even of the quiet corridors of the Emperors’ palace, where a change in power and leadership is only a blade thrust away. These fierce and hardy men formed the iconic symbol of the Ancient Roman Army: the Praetorian Guard. Rigid and unwavering, these soldiers were the bodyguards of the most powerful men

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    The Bad Emperors of Rome Essay

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    as far as restoring the Republican government from its once fallen state, but this was all forgotten when Tiberius became emperor. Tiberius was corrupt by power and Rome began to live in an era of destruction. As well, the subsequent emperors, Caligula and Nero followed in the same path, portraying violence and negatively impacting the city of Rome. Their reign caused them to be unpopular as each marginalized pietas, the duty towards the Gods, family, homeland, and followers, which is highly valued

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    “Remember that all things are lawful to me” (Tranquillus). These words by Gaius Caesar Germanicus, more commonly known as Caligula, epitomize the corruption caused by absolute power. Under his rule, the Roman treasury was emptied, people suffered from seemingly random acts of brutality, and Rome was ruled by an emperor who thought of himself as a god. Similarly, in the novel Animal Farm, the Manor Farm is taken over by its four-legged inhabitants. Their equal government is soon taken over by a power-hungry

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    Corruption In I Claudius

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    I, Claudius is a fictional autobiography written in the voice of the fourth Roman Emperor, Tiberius Claudius Drusus Nero Germanicus—Claudius for short. The story recounts the period of the founding of the Roman Empire to the coronation of Claudius himself; but, as seen from the perspective of Claudius—an adamant republican—the Roman Empire is one that is doomed to fall, prophesied by the Sibyl of Cumae, due to political instability and dangerous power struggles. Similar to the Roman Empire of I

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