caligula: emperor of #swag

If your perspective of history is limited to the American experience, then I guess you’d be the kind of person who finds Ronald Reagan to be the king of #YOLO, or Richard Nixon to be #fierce. But for those of us who have a slightly broader scope, there’s no question that Roman Emperor Caligula (d. 41 CE) was the undisputed Emperor of #SWAG. Here are his 8 swaggiest bro moments:

8. When he had his 18 year old cousin and adopted son, Tiberius Gemellus, executed to remove a potential rival.

#TROLLED
#TROLLED

7. When his grandmother, Antonia Minor, “killed herself” in despair over Tiberius Gemellus’ execution, but really Caligula probably poisoned her.

#RICKROLLED
#RICKROLLED

6. The time he started auctioning off the lives of gladiators in the arena in order to refill his exhausted treasury.

#AREYOUNOTENTERTAINED
#AREYOUNOTENTERTAINED

5. When he started falsely accusing citizens of crimes and either fining them or executing them and seizing their estates.

#EPIC
#SWAGGIN

4. The time he totally did it with Helen Mirren.

#EPIC
#EPIC

3. When he ordered the Senate and people to worship him as a living god.

#EPICYOLOSWAG
#EPICYOLOSWAG

2. When he ordered sham treason investigations of the Roman Senate and had several senators put to death on trumped-up charges.

#SWAGSWAGSWAG
#SWAGSWAGSWAG

1. When his behavior got so crazy that he was assassinated by his own guards, who replaced him with character actor Derek Jacobi.

#ICLAUDIUS
#ICLAUDIUS

CALIGULA: Emperor of #SWAG

#SWAGGYBRO
#SWAGGYBRO

Author: DWD

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