We all are familiar with the nature and reign of the Roman emperors. They were violet and ruthless and quite dangerous for western countries. The famous Roman emperors like Nero or Domitian are the significant characters of Roman history. According to Roman history, Roman emperors were responsible for the inflation and downfall of the Roman empire. The history of the Roman emperors started as a commander or soldier, but they are murdered or exiled due to jealousy and selfishness. In this article, we’ll discuss the top bloodiest emperors of the Roman history.
Domitian (One Of The Famous Roman Emperors)
As we all know that Domitian was the youngest son of the leader, Vespasian. His courageous nature helped the Roman empire to gain stability within a short period. Domitian had that charm like his father, but he always had the habit of self-boasting. As the Roman empire was getting stable, his anger and frustration were getting frequent. He had a doubt that his associates and cousins have joined hands with his rivalries. But he was actually over-thinking about them.
His demands started increasing; he always wants that everyone should praise him like a God. He was against all the Roman philosophers and began harassing them. The reason for the fall of Domitian was his wife, Domitia. He asked a palace servant to stab him at night secretly. You can undoubtedly compare him with Saddam Hussein due to his cruelty.
We cannot keep this Roman emperor away from our list. Caligula was another Roman emperor who was famous for his insane behavior and feminism acts. He was mad enough that he once declared war on the sea without any army. Caligula used to even consider himself a Roman God. The initial years of Caligula’s reign were blissful, but later he started dealing with paranoia health disease. His behavior started changing, and the senates were also shocked by his activities. He soon developed a sexual relationship with his sister Julia Drusilla.
Caligula started humiliating his cousins and associates for not following his rules. He even said that he could also make anyone the consul of the Roman empire. And Caligula actually did that; his loving horse once became the superior consul. He was the son of Germanicus (prominent military General) and always tried to establish various military forces. The Roman empire was once shocked when Caligula asked his army to fight against sea waves with swords and collect seashells.
Caligula used to feel happy when soldiers, slaves, and citizens use to die and beg for life in front of him. Later, his taunting habit became the reason for his death. Caligula always had the habit of taunting Cassius Chaerea (Praetorian guard). Due to anger, Chaerea planned a strategy to kill Caligula at the Palatine Games. Chaerea and his associates secretly and brutally stabbed him.
Roman emperors were quite powerful and courageous. But their foolish acts were always the reason for their downfall.