from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Caligula Originally Gaius Claudius Caesar Germanicus. A.D. 12-41. Emperor of Rome (37-41) who succeeded his adoptive father, Tiberius. After a severe illness, he displayed the ruthlessness, extravagance, and megalomania that led to his assassination.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ornithology, a boot; an ocreate or fused tarsal envelop.
- n. [capitalized] [NL.] A genus of lepidopterous insects.
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- n. Roman Emperor who succeeded Tiberius and whose uncontrolled passions resulted in manifest insanity; noted for his cruelty and tyranny; was assassinated (12-41)
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Viva Caligula is a new online game created by This Is Pop and sponsored by Adult Swim.
Caligula is said to have named his favorite horse as Consul to the Senate.
And Francesco Vezzoli's (in) famously star-studded Trailer for a Remake of Gore Vidal's Caligula is online.
Randy Weiner, "response to the show from ticket buyers has been astounding, I don't know if it's the name Caligula, or the presence of a Penthouse Pet, or the cast of 26 very attractive young bodies in various states of undress, but our underground extravaganza is creating excitement that is palpable."
It's a pity Gingrich was not around when the Roman emperor Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, better known by his nickname Caligula, reputedly named Incitatus as a consul and a priest.
Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (AD12-AD41), known by his nickname Caligula (Little Boots), was the third emperor of the Roman Empire after Augustus and Tiberius, and like them a member of the Julio-Claudian dynasty.
Agrippina herself accompanied him to his posting, where they were later joined by two-year-old Gaius, who received his nickname Caligula, meaning “Little Boot,” from his father’s troops.
"Caligula" - meets - "Old School" hedonistic display, the wrong turns keep coming.
Reminds me of an early scene in "Caligula" - where the old Emperor is dying in the bathtub, bleeding to death ...
Speaking of Tiberius, The director’s cut of Caligula is out on Blu-Ray.