Caligula ( / kəˈlɪɡjʊlə /; 31 August 12 AD – 24 January 41 AD), formally known as Gaius (Gaius Caesar Augustus Germanicus), was the third Roman emperor, ruling from 37 to 41. The son of the popular Roman general Germanicus and Augustus 's granddaughter Agrippina the Elder, Caligula was born into the first ruling family of the Roman ...
Feb 15, 1980 · Caligula: Directed by Tinto Brass. With Malcolm McDowell, Teresa Ann Savoy, Guido Mannari, John Gielgud. Details the graphic and shocking but undeniably tragic story of Rome's most infamous Caesar, Gaius Germanicus Caligula.
- Tinto Brass
- Malcolm Mcdowell, Peter O'toole, Helen Mirren
Aug 27, 2021 · Caligula, Roman emperor from 37 to 41 CE, who succeeded Tiberius and transferred the last legion under a senatorial proconsul to an imperial legate, completing the emperor’s monopoly of army command. Accounts of his reign by ancient historians are so biased against him that the truth is nearly impossible to discern.
Jun 15, 2020 · Caligula also kept his favourite racehorse, Incitatus, inside the palace in a stable box of carved ivory, dressed in purple blankets and collars of precious stones. Dinner guests were invited to the palace in the horse’s name. And the horse, too, was invited to dine with the emperor. Caligula was even said to have considered making the horse ...
Caligula (Italian: Caligola) is a 1979 erotic historical drama film focusing on the rise and fall of the eponymous Roman Emperor Caligula.The film stars Malcolm McDowell in the title role, alongside Teresa Ann Savoy, Helen Mirren, Peter O'Toole, John Steiner and John Gielgud.
- Little Boots. When young Gaius was growing up, his father would dress him in a child-sized soldier’s uniform whenever he brought him on campaign. As such, the troops took to calling him Caligula, which means “little boots.”
- Making Enemies Wherever He Goes. Caligula allegedly had a voracious appetite in the bedroom, and as emperor, nobody would defy him. Historians wrote that he would sleep with his own officials’ wives, then brag about it publicly in front of them.
- Of Little Worth. Historical accounts of Caligula may vary, but nearly all historians agreed on one dark fact: this deranged emperor placed very little value on human life.
- Tough Mommy. Unlike her weasely son, Caligula’s mother Agrippina the Elder was a famously tough and courageous woman. She went out on campaigns with his father, the beloved general Germanicus, and served as his advisor.