Caligula Essay

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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

  • 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

  • Caligula Essay

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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

  • Nero's Legacy : Nero And The Father Of Nero

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    Nero was born on december 15,37. His father Domituis Ahenobrbus was not in the best health when he was born so his mother Agrippina told her brother Caligula to give him a name. They thought he should have the name Claudias first name Tiberius or his cognomen Nero. Caligula was very upset at the name Nero because he would not be able to succeed as much as his uncle did. His mother didn’t care what they said his name should be she thought she should name him in tradition of her father's side of the

  • Tacitus 's Influence On The Roman Empire

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    is unmatched; known as the granddaughter, daughter, sister, wife, and mother of men. ( Tacitus) Agrippina, an Imperial woman of the Julio-Claudian bloodline a female Caesar lived through all five of the Julio-Claudian emperors Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, and Nero. Agrippina the younger roles in the empire is recognized but is not credited for the influence she had in shaping the Roman Empire from the time of Claudius to the beginning of Nero’s reign. Tacitus is writing is from the perspective

  • The Corruption Of Power In George Orwell's Animal Farm

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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

  • The Excesses Of Caligula Essay

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    The Excesses Of Caligula Why were the actions of Caligula regarded as excessive? Why was such behaviour important in the evaluation of an emperor's image? When Caligula took the title of emperor of Rome, the population of that vast empire felt that a new dawn was emerging. Here was someone with youth on his side to reign over them, by contrast after the aged Tiberius. Because of his earlier travels with them on their campaigns, he had the loyalty of the troops, which was always important

  • 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

  • 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

  • Ancient Rome: Julius Caesar, Octavian Augustus, And Marc Antony

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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