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Archaeologists Confirm that Roman Emperor Caligula Was a 'Maniac'

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posted on Aug, 11 2003 @ 02:37 PM

For centuries scholars have debated whether Caligula, the Roman empire's eccentric third ruler, was a megalomaniac who dared to defy the gods or a maligned emperor whose caprices were exaggerated after his death.

Now a group of archaeologists digging up Caligula's ancient palace say they have finally found concrete evidence that he was indeed a "maniac" who turned one of Rome's most revered temples into the front porch of his residence


[Edited on 11-8-2003 by MiStErBeLLaTrIx]

posted on Aug, 11 2003 @ 05:45 PM
If anyone wants to read the article:

I thought historians have realized for awhile that Caligula was a twisted individual, though not as bad as the movie portrayed.
Still. Caligula was a great movie.


posted on Aug, 11 2003 @ 09:41 PM
I'm not sure there's been very much debate about Caligula's having been completely nuts: but it's a very good article.

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