Emperor Caligula is Murdered

January 24th 41 AD

Emperor Caligula is Murdered

The 3rd Emperor of the Roman Empire was a troubled youth named Gaius Julius Augustus Germanicus. We know him better as Caligula or “Little Boots”, a mad and depraved tyrant who ruled for four short years. Believing that he was a living God, he indulged in perverse and bizarre behavior that shocked the Roman populace. If we are to believe all that we read about him, he slept with his sisters and anyone really who taught his fancy, he devised awful new methods of torture, killed prominent Romans for no good reasons and according to legend fed his favourite horse, Incitatus, at his dinner table. The tale of Caligula’s mad affection for his horse went too far when he allegedly…

Source: What happened this month in history. | If It Happened Yesterday, It’s History

3 thoughts on “Emperor Caligula is Murdered

  1. Caligula has come to signify the worst excesses of power in Roman times. I always like to remember that ‘the victors write the history.’ (Although a part of me almost hopes he was really that crazy…)
    Best wishes, Pete.

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