... loved by the soldiers as a man of the legions. His wife had even given birth in an
army outpost. The couple's two-year-old son wore a tiny army uniform. "Bootsie,"
the soldiers called him. In Latin, this was Caligula. The child was the darling of
the Roman legions, their imperial mascot. When German ...
The Julio-Claudian dynasty
... Suetonius – ‘Caligula could not control his natural brutality’
Then his eccentricities became
Rome in the First Century (PBS Empires) Episodes II and III: Tiberius
... Ancient Source: "Why should you obey like slaves? When will you dare demand payback if not
with a new and wavering emperor?"
Narrator: It was Rome's worst nightmare. It demanded attention from the imperial family. With
the new emperor busy in Rome, another family member was sent to quell the rebelli ...
... natural boundaries.
He seemed to have little ambition for self-promotion, leaving day-to-day
administration to subordinates.
Tiberius abandoned Rome and ruled from Capri, an island in the bay of
Naples, for the last 10 years of his life.
... including old friends and members of his military staff) were all killed by Tiberius except for three
of them. In one trial before the Senate, Tiberius had the witnesses examined under torture. The
defendant was executed based on their testimonies. Under Tiberius people could be executed
for beating ...
Julian Emperors Essay, Research Paper The Julian Emperors were
... 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 ...
Caligula`s greed was draining the Roman treasury faster than he
... eager, according to another one of his biographer Cassius Dio, "to appear to be anything rather than a human
being and an emperor."
Caligula's greed was draining the Roman treasury faster than he could replenish it through taxes. A conspiracy
formed between the Praetorian Guard (Roman secret service ...
Augustus Information Augustus was born Gaius Octavius on Sept
... Gaius Julius Caesar Germanicus was born in 12 A.D., the third son of the renowned Roman
general Germanicus and his wife, Agrippina the Elder. During his childhood, his family lived at his
father’s posting on the Rhine, where the general’s troops gave the future emperor his nickname
“Caligula,” meani ...
Slide 1 - TeacherWeb
... But there wasn't any way to stop being Emperor except to die,
because the Senate had voted Caligula's powers to him for life.
So in 41 AD some of Caligula's guards stabbed him to death,
and made his uncle Claudius emperor instead.
Caligula is a 1979 historical drama film focusing on the rise and fall of the Roman Emperor Caligula. It stars Malcolm McDowell, Teresa Ann Savoy, Helen Mirren, Peter O'Toole and John Gielgud. It is the only feature film produced by the men's magazine Penthouse. Producer Bob Guccione, the magazine's founder, intended to produce an explicit pornographic adult film within a feature film narrative, which had high production values. He intended to cast Penthouse Pets as extras in unsimulated sexual scenes filmed during post-production by Guccione and Giancarlo Lui.Guccione hired screenwriter Gore Vidal to draft the film's script and Tinto Brass to direct the film. Brass extensively altered Vidal's original screenplay, leading Vidal to disavow the film. The final screenplay focuses on the idea that ""absolute power corrupts absolutely"". Brass and Guccione disagreed over Guccione's use of unsimulated sexual content, which Brass refused to film. Because the producers did not allow Brass to edit the film, they changed its tone and style significantly without consulting the director and added hardcore sex scenes not filmed by Brass; he also disavowed the film.The film's release was controversial; it was met with legal issues and controversies over its violent and sexual content. Although reviews were overwhelmingly negative (though McDowell's performance as the title character was praised), Caligula is considered to be a cult classic and its political content was considered to have significant merit.