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Poll: Caligula

Discussion in 'World History' started by GuitarHero, Dec 19, 2008.

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Was Caligula a good Emperor, or a bad Emperor?

  1. Good Emperor

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  2. Bad Emperor

    48.4%
  3. Radioactive Monkey

    30.6%
  1. GuitarHero

    GuitarHero Caligula II

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    What is your opinion on Caligula?
    Poll coming, so is my opinion.
     
  2. Cheezy the Wiz

    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

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  3. GuitarHero

    GuitarHero Caligula II

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    Personally, I think he was a good Emperor who was a victim of historical bias.
     
  4. Cheezy the Wiz

    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

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    If by "good" you mean "psychotic, murderous, tyrannical dictator" then yeah, he was an effing saint.
     
  5. philippe

    philippe FYI, I chase trains.

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    they crushed his little daughter to her death againt a wall. :(
     
  6. GuitarHero

    GuitarHero Caligula II

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    Tyrant?
    Yes, to the upper class.
    Murderous?
    Caligula was only a murderer in the game in my sig.
    Dictator?
    Like every other Roman Emperor.
    Psychotic?
    It didn't stop him from doing the Roman Empire good.
    Architecture, lower taxers for the poor, higher taxes for the rich, Mauretania.

    He was a good man, and the upper class historians like Suetonius totally wrecked his cred because he treated the hoity-toity bastards like the scum they are.
     
  7. GuitarHero

    GuitarHero Caligula II

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  8. Luckymoose

    Luckymoose The World is Mine

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    I liked his sexual exploits in that one movie.
     
  9. silver 2039

    silver 2039 Deity

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    His reputation is much overstated by biased Roman historians. He was actually fairly decent.
     
  10. GuitarHero

    GuitarHero Caligula II

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    I'm giddily suprised to see that I am not alone in my favor of Caligula.:D
     
  11. Cheezy the Wiz

    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

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    They didn't have to wreck his credibility, he did that on his own.

    The man demanded that he be worshipped as a living God. I don't think any Roman Emperor ever did that. He also tried to make his horse a consul and a priest; around here, we call that "insane." And the reason he increased taxes on the wealthy was because he spent the whole treasury on bribes and excessively extravagant parties. He basically had about a year of doing good stuff, and the other three years were pretty much insanity.

    And I don't see why conquering Mauritania is a good thing. What's in Mauritania?
     
  12. GuitarHero

    GuitarHero Caligula II

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    The Inicatius for Consul 'n' Preist thing was a jab at the incumbent Consuls, who were highly ineffective. Around here, we call that clever.
     
  13. Cheezy the Wiz

    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

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    Everyone who knew him at the time testified in writing that the man was insane.
     
  14. GuitarHero

    GuitarHero Caligula II

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    Everyone I know does the same thing, yet here I am, debating you with reason and sense. Getting called crazy doesn't mean anything.
     
  15. Cheezy the Wiz

    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

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    They didn't call him crazy as a slander, they testified that the man was not right in the head. I'm beginning to see why you admire him so.
     
  16. GuitarHero

    GuitarHero Caligula II

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    I testify that he was driven nutty, but that he still had enough sense in him to rule and function. Perhaps this has been lost in translation.
     
  17. Cheezy the Wiz

    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

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    Does it matter? The guy was nuts. Sure, he was one of the "better" emperors, but that's like choosing the best kind of crap to eat.
     
  18. GuitarHero

    GuitarHero Caligula II

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    How so? Explain why.
     
  19. Cheezy the Wiz

    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

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    It's pretty self-explanatory, isn't it? He's an Emperor. A Roman Emperor. They're not exactly St. Francis.
     
  20. GuitarHero

    GuitarHero Caligula II

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    Well, Roman Emperor is pretty damn high in the Grand Pecking Order.
     

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