Emperors could be elevated with high political, legal and eventually religious offices, but control of the army and the senate was what really mattered. But he became very sick in October of 37, and the disease has never been pinned down. He had many arrested, impaled, and burned to death as torches to light his gardens in the Domus Aurea.
Commodus once ordered all the cripples, hunchbacks, and generally undesirables in the city to be rounded up, thrown into the arena, and forced to hack one another to death with meat cleavers. Aiding him in his actions was his good friend, Herod Agrippawho became governor of the territories of Batanaea and Trachonitis after Caligula became emperor in AD He publicly had sex with his three sisters at banquets and games, sometimes on the table amid the food.
His first campaign was against the Alamanni people of Germania. He is said to have breathed in the stench and laughed heartily, then turned to his lyre and sung his own songs. In a now lost portion of his Annals, Tacitus gave a detailed history of Caligula. He and his mother were beheaded, and dragged throughout Rome.
He had ruled for 4 years. From to he presided over an awe-inspiring spectacle of fearsome acts. While he lived on Capri, he had a huge villa built for him, Villa Jovis, the Villa of Jove Jupiterin which he indulged his pedophilia.
Elagabalus Elagabalus took the throne as emperor at the age of 14, he was a man who desperately wanted to be a woman, he would disguise himself as a woman and sell himself at many whorehouses throughout the city.
These hundreds of people were all devoured for his amusement. Caracalla had the brother of one of his private guards killed, this guard sought revenge and got it, murdering Caracalla on a road side of the city of Carrhae.
Executed many innocents, enforced a religion unfamiliar to all of Rome, prostituted himself. Ruled over for a time by emperors, the Empire had periods of greatness and periods of decline. Trajan also ordered the construction of many great monuments.
This was his gift to himself, a gigantic palatial garden complex of to acres, for which he heavily taxed the citizens throughout the Empire to the point of rebellion. He massacred christians in great numbers, took huge funds to build himself monuments, and was all around a total nutcase.
The last of the family was a 12 year old girl, who was sobbing hysterically at what she had been forced to watch. He killed three elephants singlehanded in the arena, beheaded an ostrich and laughed at the senators attending, brandishing the head and motioning that they were next.The Best and Worst Roman Emperors The Best Roman Emperor Titus Flavius Sabinus Vespasianus - Vespasian The Worst Roman Emperor Gaius Julius Caesar Germanicus - Caligula Vespasian's father was a tax - collector and his mother belonged to an equestrian family.
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Stumble Tweet. Pin +1 Share. Some say Caligula ordered the head of the Praetorian Guard to smother him with a pillow.
Upon his ascension, everyone in the Empire rejoiced. For the first seven months or so, he was loved by all. He paid handsome bonuses to the military.
Worst Roman Emperors interactive top ten list at TheTopTens®. Vote, add to, or comment on the Worst Roman Emperors. Worst Roman Emperors. gaxsax The Top Ten. 1 Caligula Caligula, properly Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus was Roman emperor in AD 37– Born Gaius Julius Caesar Germanicus, Caligula was a member of the house of rulers.
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Sep 09, · For the best answers, On balance, I vote for Vespasian. Worst? Caligula, Nero, Domitian, Commodus, Caracalla - but my vote goes to Elagabalus (aka Heliogabalus) - possibly the craziest loon in all of human history. Who are the greatest and worst Roman emperors?Status: Resolved.Download