Caligula


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Ca·lig·u·la

 (kə-lĭg′yə-lə) Originally Gaius Claudius Caesar Germanicus. ad 12-41.
Emperor of Rome (37-41) who succeeded his adoptive father, Tiberius. After a severe illness, he displayed the ruthlessness, extravagance, and megalomania that led to his assassination.

Caligula

(kəˈlɪɡjʊlə)
n
(Biography) original name Gaius Caesar, son of Germanicus. 12–41 ad, Roman emperor (37–41), noted for his cruelty and tyranny; assassinated

Ca•lig•u•la

(kəˈlɪg yə lə)

n.
(Gaius Caesar), A.D. 12–41, emperor of Rome 37–41.
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Noun1.Caligula - Roman Emperor who succeeded Tiberius and whose uncontrolled passions resulted in manifest insanityCaligula - Roman Emperor who succeeded Tiberius and whose uncontrolled passions resulted in manifest insanity; noted for his cruelty and tyranny; was assassinated (12-41)
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Caligula

[kəˈlɪgjʊla] nCaligola m
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I had read Goldsmith's History of Rome, and had formed my opinion of Nero, Caligula, &c.
Thus a Trajan and an Antoninus, a Nero and a Caligula, have all met with the belief of posterity; and no one doubts but that men so very good, and so very bad, were once the masters of mankind.
There were Cain and Nimrod, and Nero, and Caligula, and Dionysius, and Pisistratus, and - and a thousand others, who never knew what it was to have a soul during the latter part of their lives; yet, sir, these men adorned society.
Upon some of these Bon-Bon caught a glimpse of the letters Machi - Maza- Robesp - with the words Caligula, George, Elizabeth.
Caligula or Nero, those treasure-seekers, those desirers of the impossible, would have accorded to the poor wretch, in exchange for his wealth, the liberty he so earnestly prayed for.
Rome was doubtless a very amusing place in the days of Caligula, but it has sadly fallen off since.
By the Agrippina of the play Drusus was mother of the three boys of the play, Nero (not the Emperor), Drusus Junior, and Caligula (later Emperor).
More fortunate than Caligula, who wished that the Roman Senate had only one head for the better satisfaction of his cruel lust, he beheld in that one man all the forces he had set at defiance: the force of law, property, oppression, and injustice.
12AD Caligula [Gaius Caesar], 3rd Roman Emperor (d.
Born Gaius Julius Caesar into the first ruling family of the Roman Empire, Caligula, who ruled from 37 to 41AD, was renowned for wacky stunts.
It perhaps feared that as soon as it reported Freddie to be dead, he would pop out of a cake munching a hamster and saying "fooled you!" It brought to mind a scene in I Claudius in which Caligula announces that Emperor Tiberius is dead - only for Tiberius to appear behind him struggling with Roman soldiers.
This is demonstrated not by the opposition but the administration, which has a nominal national party shell, Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), which has been so gutted and disregarded as to be relevant only to the extent they provided a vehicle for the President's pet candidates (Caligula's horse, Bong Go, mainly).