naam: Caligula
latijns:bostrychoplites cornutus
kenmerken: ODERINT DUM METUANT ( ‘laten ze mij haten, zolang ze mij maar vrezen’)

Third Emperor of Rome and ruler of one of the most powerful empires of all time, his common name means ''little boots''. Although Caligula only reigned for four years, brief even by Roman standards, he still managed to garner a reputation as a cruel, extravagant and downright insane despot. His father died in suspicious circumstances, he was not the intended heir, and one of his first acts as Emperor was to force the suicide of his father-in-law. His sister Drusilla died that same year; faced with allegations that his relationship with her had been incestuous, he responded, bafflingly, by declaring her a god. Caligula revived a number of unpopular traditions, including auctions of properties left over from public shows. When a senator fell asleep at one such auction, he took each of his nods as bids, selling him 13 gladiators for a vast sum. He attempted to have his horse, Incitatus, made into a consul and hence one of the most powerful figures in Rome. It was granted a marble stable with jewels and a staff of servants. At one point Caligula forced his comrade Macro to kill himself - in much the same vein as his father-in-law - accusing him of being his wife's pimp. Caligula, of course, was having an affair with said wife at the time. Things went from bad to worse. When supplies of condemned men ran short in the circus, he had innocent spectators dragged into the arena with the lions to fill their place. He claimed mastery of the sea by walking across a three-mile bridge of boats in the Bay of Naples; kissed the necks of his lovers, whispering sweet nothings like ''This lovely neck will be chopped as soon as I say so,''; dallied with his sister's lover and made her pull her unborn child out of her womb prematurely. Towards the end of his reign, he had a golden statue of himself made and dressed each day in the same clothes he himself wore. When Caligula eventually died, the terrified people of Rome refused to believe that such a cruel reign could ever end, and believed him to be alive for years afterwards.

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Prachtig vind ikbeer.hier Caligula, 08 Okt 2004 23:21
de angst in die gemene zwarte oogjes


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Beertjes......beer.hier Caligula, 23 Dec 2003 22:22
Hoelang zouden die het in de arena volhouden tegen de leeuwen ???

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Wat is het kalm hier Caligula, 13 Dec 2003 06:21
dit weekend...

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Ik ben dus Caligula, 05 Dec 2003 06:04
één van de wreedste keizers die Rome ooit gekend heeft... Lichtjes krankzinnig, maar ach, zijn alle keizers dat niet ???

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Is er niet, Liefhebber, 05 Dec 2003 09:25
een urenlangen film van u gemaakt: dewelke nadat het publiek van de schrik was bekomen, haastig in de categorie harde porno verdween???


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Zou best wel eens kunnen.... Caligula, 05 Dec 2003 09:27
Kan ik daar de filmrechten op krijgen ???

Naar Liefhebber.
U kennende, Liefhebber, 05 Dec 2003 09:38
volstaat het simpel de-caputeren van degene die ze nu heeft!


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