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Cuirass bust of Caligula. Marble. 37—41 A.D. Height 51 cm. Inv. No. 1453. Copenhagen, New Carlsberg Glyptotek.

Caligula actually had mental issues... I'm not even kidding... Caligula also means "Little Boots"

Cider house Bust of Agrippina the Elder.Marble. First half of the 1st century CE. Inv. No. 2164 T (Cat. Mendel 557). Istanbul, Archaeological Museum

Emperor Caligula, Roman statue (marble), 1st century AD, (Musée du Louvre, Paris).

Emperor Caligula and a personification of Rome, Roman relief (sardonyx), 1st century AD, (Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna).

I, Claudius (1976) Roman history comes alive in this 13-part drama told from the perspective of Claudius (Derek Jacobi), a man whose physical impairments helped him avoid assassination by the corrupt Caligula (John Hurt) but ultimately led him to embrace corruption himself. Set in one of history's most fascinating eras, this critically acclaimed miniseries is an epic of ruthless ambition, tracing the lives of the first of the Roman emperors.

Incitatus, Caligula's horse, was said to be spoiled. Roman Emperor Caligula, built a stable of marble and covered him with great luxurious robes of lavish color. Before each race, Caligula would sleep beside Incitatus and order a silence in the city punishable by death. It is unclear if Calicula was insane or just trying to provoke the Senate by making ridicule of them by offering to give Incitatus the rank to perform Senate duties.