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Caligula

(kəlĭg`yo͝olə), A.D. 12–A.D. 41, Roman emperor (A.D. 37–A.D. 41); son of Germanicus CaesarGermanicus Caesar
, 15 B.C.–A.D. 19, Roman general, son of Drusus Senior. He was adopted (A.D. 4) by his uncle Emperor Tiberius. Germanicus fought (A.D. 8) in Pannonia and Dalmatia and in A.D.
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 and Agrippina the ElderAgrippina the Elder
, d. A.D. 33, Roman matron; daughter of Agrippa and Julia and granddaughter of Augustus. She was the wife of Germanicus Caesar and accompanied him on his provincial duties. After her husband's death (A.D.
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. His real name was Caius Caesar Germanicus. As a small child, he wore military boots, whence his nickname [caligula=little boot]. On the death of TiberiusTiberius
(Tiberius Julius Caesar Augustus) , 42 B.C.–A.D. 37, second Roman emperor (A.D. 14–A.D. 37). He was the son of Tiberius Claudius Nero and Livia Drusilla and was originally named Tiberius Claudius Nero. He campaigned (20 B.C.) in Armenia, became (19 B.C.
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 the army helped make Caligula emperor. Shortly afterward he became severely ill; his subsequent strange and cruel actions led to the wide belief that he was thereafter insane. A more recent, alternative hypothesis blames his behavior on a desire to humiliate and destroy Rome's aristocracy. In any case, Caligula earned a reputation for ruthless and cruel autocracy, and torture and execution became the order of the day. He was responsible for serious disturbances among the Jews, and he nearly caused a rebellion in Palestine by attempting to erect a statue of himself in their temple. He was assassinated by a tribune of the Praetorian Guard and succeeded by Claudius IClaudius I
(Tiberius Claudius Drusus Nero Germanicus) , 10 B.C.–A.D. 54, Roman emperor (A.D. 41–A.D. 54), son of Nero Claudius Drusus Germanicus and thus nephew of Tiberius. When Caligula was murdered (A.D.
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Bibliography

See biographies by J. P. V. D. Balsdon (1934) and A. Winterling (2011); A. A. Barrett, Caligula: The Corruption of Power (1996).

Caligula

 

(Gaius Julius Caesar Germanicus). Born A.D. 12 in Antium; died A.D. 41 in Rome. Roman emperor (from 37 a.d.) of the dynasty of Julius Claudius; son of Germanicus and successor to Tiberius.

Caligula received his sobriquet (Latin for “little boot”) because of the little boots of the soldier type he wore in childhood. He strove to make his power unlimited and demanded that godly honors be shown him. Caligula’s squandering of the state’s resources on triumphal ceremonies, games, and spectacles and on awards to the praetorian guard led to an exorbitant increase in taxes and to the confiscation of wealth, especially that of the senators. Caligula’s morbid suspiciousness, cruelty, and wild behavior aroused dissatisfaction in the Senate and in the praetorian command. He was murdered in the palace by the praetorian command. He was murdered in the palace by the prae-torian tribune Cassius Chaerea.

Caligula

(12–41) Roman emperor known for terror and cruel autocracy. [Rom. Hist.: NCE, 425]

Caligula

original name Gaius Caesar, son of Germanicus. 12--41 ad, Roman emperor (37--41), noted for his cruelty and tyranny; assassinated
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Despues de un primer periodo donde predomina el talante critico del pensador, como bien se deja ver en su ensayo de formacion y despegue El reves y el derecho de 1936, se podria decir que Caligula inaugura su llamado "ciclo del absurdo" en el que tambien caben su primera gran novela de revelacion El extranjero de 1942, su vital ensayo El mito de Sisifo de 1942 y su segundo texto de confirmacion dramatica El malentendido de 1944.
Assim, ha os imperadores que morrem bem (Augusto, Vespasiano e Tito), os que sao castigados, quer pelo assassinio (pelo ferro: Julio Cesar, Caligula, Galba, Vitelio, Domiciano; pelo veneno, suspeitas em Tiberio e Claudio), quer pelo suicidio (Nero), e os que se redimem (Otao), sendo-lhes concedido "aplauso" ou "pateada".
Oh, I was wondering what a Caligula was," said the matriarch.
So many of her exciting build-ups about whether Caligula was a megalomaniac who insisted on being worshipped as a God, a sexual pervert who committed incest with his own sisters, or a madman who appointed his horse as one of his Consuls, end with her having to admit that we just don't know.
Although the question of clinical insanity is not addressed, the author attacks the popular notion that Caligula was mad.
UNA LECTURA SUPERFICIAL DE LAS FUENTES LITERARIAS que se refieren al principado de Cayo Cesar Augusto Germanico, mas conocido por su agnomen Caligula (37-41 d.
I mean the observed life of mankind, of that troubled multitude whose collective head Caligula wanted to chop off.
1) One of these manuscripts, now British Library MS Cotton Caligula A.
La obra en su totalidad la conforman 10 trabajos y 3 acciones puestos en dos espacios, cuentan con la actuacion especial de las actrices Ana Maria Gomez en el papel de Caligula y Juliana Hernandez en el papel de Cesonia, quienes intervienen el trabajo "Salon Caligula" y los actores Wirman Arcila en "Pensamientos de Guerra" y Julian Lasso en "Roberto Zueco".
In perversion, the negation of "the creative" becomes internal--an acting out of a more fundamental negation; an example of this is the murder which Caligula attempts when faced with the knowledge that "men die and they are not happy.
We danced to the B-52's and Devo for two days on the rooftop of her building--after a double bill of Caligula and Polyester at a nearby theater.