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Caligula Becomes Emperor of Rome (37 CE) Options
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Caligula Becomes Emperor of Rome (37 CE)

When Caligula became the Roman emperor in 37 CE, replacing the hated Tiberius, the public welcomed his reign, and for a time it was uneventful. Seven months later, he fell severely ill, and when he recovered, he was a changed man. Suddenly, his reign was marked by financially ruinous extravagance, unmatched cruelty, and rampant executions, even of his former supporters. He was assassinated within a few years. What may have caused the mental instability Caligula displayed after his illness? More...
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Caligula the Mad

Regardless of the reasoning, whether mental instability or true viciousness, after the illness all sources attest to a change in Caligula's behavior. An initial act upon recovery from his illness demanded that any person who had offered their life to the gods in sacrifice if, 'Gaius' would recover, should fulfill that obligation. He killed the former Praetorian Prefect Macro, his father in law and Tiberius Gemellus, his supposed heir. In a strange twist, during his illness, Caligula had named his sister Drusilla as heir, not only indicating the great affection he held for his sisters, but fueling rumors of wild incest. In AD 38 the oath of loyalty to the emperor also required the same oath be said to his sisters.


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