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  • 37 Ad Gaius
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    As most of the emperors of ancient Rome were given different names then the names they had at birth Caligula was no different. Caligula's real name was Gaius Caesar Augustus Germanicus and he was born at Anti um, 25 miles from Rome, in 12 AD Gaius was a turning point in the history of the Principate, but he also was the one emperor from the Julio-C laudian dynasty who was very poorly documented. (Bibliography # 2). Gaius was born on August 31, 12 AD to Germanicus; Augustus' adopted grandson, and...
  • March Of Ad 37 Tiberius
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    Tiberius Claudius Nero Caesar Tiberius Claudius Nero Caesar was born in 42 B.C. and was the second emperor of Rome. Tiberius took over the throne after his step-father Augustus died. He ruled from AD 14 to AD 37 during the first part of the rise of the Roman Empire. Even though his parents were divorced when Tiberius was four years old, Augustus saw that he was well educated and at an early age obtained intellectual power and military skill. By the time Tiberius was twenty-two he was commanding ...
  • Tacitus The Shameful Renunciation Of Virtue
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    History as Scourge How truly the wisest of men used to assert that the souls of despots, if revealed, would show wounds and mutilations - weals left on the spirit, like lash-marks on a body, by cruelty, lust, and malevolence. Tacitus, The Annals of Imperial Rome. Penguin Group. Translation by Michael Grant, 1996 ed. Pg. 202 Tacitus wielded his history like a scourge, excoriating the corruption of emperors and populous alike, attempting to revise the fictions of earlier histories and chart the de...
  • Caligula And His Grandson Tiberius Gemellus
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    Caligula: The Madness of a Goat Many studies have been made on the emperor Gaius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, or Caligula. He was professed to be the maddest, and cruelest of all Roman emperors. As emperor, Caligula put the imperial treasury in severe debt, performed acts of insanity, and committed scandalous sexual acts. The ludicrous deeds he participated in, and carried out left the Roman Empire in infamy. During the reign of Tiberius, the captain of his bodyguards Sejanus began a campaign of ...
  • Married Nero
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    The Julian Emperors were the emperors of Rome that were related to Julius Caesar, hence the name. There were four of them that ruled from A.D. 14 to A.D. 68. Some of them were related to him vaguely, but legally they were still related to him. The first person in the Julian Empire was Tiberius. He was born in Rome on November 16, 42. When he was four, his mother divorced his father and married the Emperor Augustus. He had Tiberius educated on the art of war, and had him command an expedition to ...

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