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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…

Claudius

Name at birth: Tiberius Claudius Drusus Nero GermanicusClaudius was the fourth emperor of Rome, following Augustus, Tiberius and the infamous Caligula. Because he stammered and had a clubfoot, Claudiu…

Tiberius

Name at birth: Tiberius Claudius NeroTiberius was the second emperor of ancient Rome, succeeding the powerful Caesar Augustus. Tiberius's mother Livia divorced her own husband to marry Augustus, and t…

Malcolm McDowell

Malcolm McDowellactorBorn: 6/13/1943Birthplace: Leeds, England Formerly an extra for the Royal Shakespeare Company, McDowell secured stardom in the lead role of Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork O…

Malcolm McDowell Biography

Malcolm McDowellactorBorn: 6/13/1943Birthplace: Leeds, England Formerly an extra for the Royal Shakespeare Company, McDowell secured stardom in the lead role of Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork O…

Brewer's: Caligorant

An Egyptian giant and cannibal who used to entrap strangers with a hidden net. This net was made by Vulcan to catch Mars and Venus, Mercury stole it for the purpose of catching Chloris, an…

Brewer's: Caliph

or Calif. A title given to the successors of Mahomet. Among the Saracens a caliph is one vested with supreme dignity. The caliphat of Bagdad reached its highest splendour under Haroun al Ra…

Brewer's: Larvae

Mischievous spectres. The larva or ghost of Caligula was often seen (according to Suetonius) in his palace. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894LascarLars A B …