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Caligula

(Encyclopedia) Caligula kəlĭg´yo͝olə [key], AD 12–AD 41, Roman emperor (AD 37–AD 41); son of Germanicus Caesar and Agrippina the Elder . His real name was Caius Caesar Germanicus. As a ...

Profile of Caligula

Name at birth: Gaius Caesar GermanicusCaligula was emperor of Rome from 37-41 A.D., and in four short years established a reputation for strange behavior which has endured for 20 centuries. Son of the…

Brewer's: Caligula's Horse

Incitatus. It was made a priest and consul, had a manger of ivory, and drank wine from a golden goblet. (See Horse.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894CaliphCa…

Brewer's: Caligula

A Roman emperor; so called because he wore a military sandal called a caliga, which had no upper leather, and was used only by the common soldiers. (12, 37-41.) “ `The word calig&#230…

Quidde, Ludwig

(Encyclopedia) Quidde, Ludwig lo͞ot´vĭkh kvĭd´ə [key], 1858–1941, German pacifist and historian. He was elected (1907) to the Bavarian diet, was a member (1919–22) of the national assembly at Weima...

Agrippina the Elder

(Encyclopedia) Agrippina the Elder ăg˝rĭpī´nə [key], d. AD 33, Roman matron; daughter of Agrippa and Julia and granddaughter of Augustus. She was the wife of Germanicus Caesar and accompanied hi...

Agrippina the Younger

(Encyclopedia) Agrippina the Younger, d. AD 59, Roman matron; daughter of Germanicus Caesar and Agrippina the Elder. By her first husband, Cneius Domitius Ahenobarbus, she was the mother of Nero . After...

Hurt, John

(Encyclopedia) Hurt, John (Sir John Vincent Hurt), 1940–2017, English actor, b. Chesterfield, Derbyshire, grad. Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (1962). Known for his sympathetic portrayal of unusual, often un...

Anzio

(Encyclopedia) Anzio än´tsyō [key], Lat. Antium, town (1991 pop. 33,497), in Latium, central Italy, on the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is a seaside resort with a fishing industry. A Volscian town, it was ca...

Nemi, Lake

(Encyclopedia) Nemi, Lake nā´mē [key], Latin Nemorensis lacus, small, picturesque crater lake, c.1 mi (1.6 km) long, in the Alban Hills, central Italy, SE of Rome. The sacred wood and the ruins of ...