Kings and Empires are the two main things that intrigue most of the historians around the world. In the course of history, there have been many rulers who were known by their ideologies and religious beliefs. Moreover, by relating to a specific ruler, historians also find out different types of reforms and political changes that were undertaken by them. Among all Roman Emperors, experts prefer to read and research more about Caligula. He ruled the Roman Empire for a short time interval i.e. from 37 till 41 AD.
A Brief Description About Early Life Of Caligula
Gaius Caesar was born during 12 A.D and was the third child of Germanicus and Agrippina. During his childhood Gaius love to dress like a soldier and wear small boots, thus people started to call him Caligula. After the death of his family and siblings, Gaius was adopted by Tiberius and made him and Gemellus heirs to his entire Empire. After Gaius was made king by the consent of the majority, he executed Gemellus. He was only 25 years of age at the time Gaius took the throne of the Roman Empire in his hands.
When Gaius was a child, he suffered from mental ailments like Wilson’s disease or epileptic attack in the temporal lobe. During 33 A.D Gaius got married to Junia Claudia. After his bride died during childbirth, he then married Caesonia
Accomplishments Achieved By Caligula
During his reign, Caligula put a large amount of money in the construction of several construction projects like harbors, temples, theaters, merchant ships of Rome, etc. He even led several military campaigns towards the English Channel and the Rhine where he portrayed theatrical displays. He also annexed several provinces by expanding the reign towards the west and formulated a plan so that the Roman Empire could win over England. The preparations made by him were well-formulated that after his death, Claudius followed a similar plan to conquest Britain during 43 A.D.
During his reign, Caligulastarted to grant a lot of bonuses for military soldiers as well as city troops. Furthermore, he provided help to people who got affected by imperial taxation and abolished certain gender-deviants from society. He was considered as one of the most generous Roman Emperors who supported common men and helped to increase the living standards of people in his kingdom.
Gaius also helped farmers who were dealing with situations like famine and also increased business transactions from Egypt. Moreover, he also led to the expansion of his kingdom and also made workers construct two large boats for his private use. The size of those boats was as big as a life-size palace.
What Caused Feud Between Gaius And Roman Senate?
During 39 A.D Gaius came to realize that Tiberius has started to commit treason against the Roman Empire. This deteriorated the terms between the Senate of the Roman Empire and Gaius. He thus concluded that there were several senates whom he can’t trust any longer. Due to this, Gaius completely replaced the counsel and also got several senators executed.
After the death of Gaius, it was Claudius who became the next Emperor of Rome. The body of Gaius was placed in a turf till it got cremated, then it was entombed later on. At last, the remains of Gaius were buried inside Mausoleum which is located in Augustus.