The Infamous ‘Caligula’ Became The 3rd Roman Emperor This Day 1,980 Years Ago — March 18, 37 AD.
‘Caligula’ was a nickname — meaning ‘little (soldier’s) boot’. His real name was Gaius Julius Caesar Germanicus. He was well connected at birth. Hence his ascendency.
He was only emperor for 3 years and 10 months. He has assassinated when just 28 years old.
He has been described as being crazy.
The blood seen dripping from his eyes is to symbolize his deadly vision for Rome and the Empire.
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