As it happens when I was setting up this pathetic little blog – I was encouraged by the ISP to think outside the square when choosing a pen name and url.
For some reason, being something of an amateur classicist, I chose ‘Caligula’ then decided to spell his name with three ‘ells’.
Ever since then I have copped flak and excess crap from anyone without a clue.
How best to express that?
Obviously, anyone mug enough to take on the job of Emperor of the
Roman Empire as heir to Tiberius would have a tough job.
If he was young and inexperienced the job would be a frightful impost.
In short, he did his best but copped bad press from a mob of conniving bastards who wanted him out of the way, ASAP.
That was ‘CALIGULA’ with only two ‘ell’s.
As opposed to this ‘CALLIGULA’; if any of you halfwits can manage the concept that we ain’t related.
Now what, in Latin, does that nickname, Caligula’, mean?
“Little boots’, isn’t it?
So, what’s the big problem with you ignorant dropkicks?
Getting back a couple of millennium ago; that original ‘Caligula’ might well have been the first ‘Commie’ who was unfortunate enough to have an empire dumped on his head.
Doubt whether he was perfect – but something of his policies about redistribution of wealth was mentioned back then in the records.
Is that why so many pretend to hate him these days?
Was his scheme to give all those Mafia bastards frigging about with everyone’s lives – was it his scheme to dump those bludgers into the
Tiber and give his ‘people’ a chance for some little while?
Nothing would surprise me.
So, was his short reign some sort of ‘
’? Roman Spring
Duhh. Too difficult a concept?