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Caligula "Little Boots"

Caligula revived the treason trials of his predecessor, Tiberius, opened a brothel in the palace, raped whomever he wished, reported on the woman's performance to her husband, committed incest, killed for greed, and thought he should be treated as a god. (more)

Elagabalus Emperor of Rome

Elagabalus was contemptuously placed by ancient historians with Caligula, Nero, and Vitellius (who doesn't make this list). Elagabalus did not act in a manner befitting an emperor, stopping short of self-castration in his pursuit of alien religions. There was a reason the only man allowed in the house of the vestal virgins was the Pontifex Maximus. Unfortunately, it was still customary at the time of Elagabalus for the emperor to assume the position of Pontifex Maximus. This transvestite emperor raped a vestal virgin and in his insatiable sexuality, set up a brothel at the palace. He imprisoned and executed those who criticized him. (More)


Commodus

Commodus was lazy and led a life of debauchery surrendering control to his freedmen and praetorian prefects who then sold imperial favors. He disgraced his status by performing like a slave in the arena. He styled himself the Roman Hercules. (More)

Nero

Nero murdered his mother and wife. He confiscated senators' property and severely taxed the people to build his own golden home. Whether he played his lyre while Rome burned or was involved behind the scenes in some other way, he put the blame on the Christians and had many killed. (More)

Domitian

Domitian was paranoid about conspiracies. He developed new tortures and harassed philosophers and Jews. He had vestal virgins executed or buried alive on charges of immorality. After he impregnated his niece, he insisted she have an abortion and then, when she died as a result, he deified her. He executed officials who opposed his policies and confiscated their property. (More)

If you want to read more about them here the site
http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/emperors/tp/070810-5-Worst-Roman-Emperors.htm
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Caligula "Little Boots"

Caligula revived the treason trials of his predecessor, Tiberius, opened a brothel in the palace, raped whomever he wished, reported on the woman's performance to her husband, committed incest, killed for greed, and thought he should be treated as a god. (more)

Elagabalus Emperor of Rome

Elagabalus was contemptuously placed by ancient historians with Caligula, Nero, and Vitellius (who doesn't make this list). Elagabalus did not act in a manner befitting an emperor, stopping short of self-castration in his pursuit of alien religions. There was a reason the only man allowed in the house of the vestal virgins was the Pontifex Maximus. Unfortunately, it was still customary at the time of Elagabalus for the emperor to assume the position of Pontifex Maximus. This transvestite emperor raped a vestal virgin and in his insatiable sexuality, set up a brothel at the palace. He imprisoned and executed those who criticized him. (More)


Commodus

Commodus was lazy and led a life of debauchery surrendering control to his freedmen and praetorian prefects who then sold imperial favors. He disgraced his status by performing like a slave in the arena. He styled himself the Roman Hercules. (More)

Nero

Nero murdered his mother and wife. He confiscated senators' property and severely taxed the people to build his own golden home. Whether he played his lyre while Rome burned or was involved behind the scenes in some other way, he put the blame on the Christians and had many killed. (More)

Domitian

Domitian was paranoid about conspiracies. He developed new tortures and harassed philosophers and Jews. He had vestal virgins executed or buried alive on charges of immorality. After he impregnated his niece, he insisted she have an abortion and then, when she died as a result, he deified her. He executed officials who opposed his policies and confiscated their property. (More)

If you want to read more about them here the site
http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/emperors/tp/070810-5-Worst-Roman-Emperors.htm


You forgot the part about Caligula electing his own horse as a senator. Plus his downfall was pretty brutal with his whole family being killed while his uncle, Claudius took the throne.
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>Implying Caligula wasnt the best
>TFW you make your horse a religious figure
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Why was Caligula called "Little Boots"? Was his boots little? Was he small? Short for little booty? WHAT
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"Worse" than who?
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I figured you all would be interested in reading about them since I keep talking about Ancient Roman Empire! :p
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"Worse" than who?



I think it listed the worse of all at the start top of the page which is Caligula..
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So basically we have American Presidents only back in the day and gladius and shield instead of M16s. Reading the list I can't but help draw some comparisons.
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I wonder which one of them are related to PV?
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I wonder which one of them are related to PV? :D


Calling it now..Little Boots.
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JanusCascade wrote:

I wonder which one of them are related to PV? :D


Calling it now..Little Boots.



I'm aiming at Elagabalus

This transvestite emperor raped a vestal virgin and in his insatiable sexuality, set up a brothel at the palace. He imprisoned and executed those who criticized him!

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JanusCascade wrote:


Ranwolf wrote:


JanusCascade wrote:

I wonder which one of them are related to PV? :D


Calling it now..Little Boots.



I'm aiming at Elagabalus

This transvestite emperor raped a vestal virgin and in his insatiable sexuality, set up a brothel at the palace. He imprisoned and executed those who criticized him!



He also liked to sneak into brothels at night and be a little bitch. At least that's what I read. The thing is, I'm sure more transvestites aren't like that!
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Nalaniel wrote:


JanusCascade wrote:


Ranwolf wrote:


JanusCascade wrote:

I wonder which one of them are related to PV? :D


Calling it now..Little Boots.



I'm aiming at Elagabalus

This transvestite emperor raped a vestal virgin and in his insatiable sexuality, set up a brothel at the palace. He imprisoned and executed those who criticized him!



He also liked to sneak into brothels at night and be a little bitch. At least that's what I read. The thing is, I'm sure more transvestites aren't like that!



Speaking of PV, Where is he hiding? He would post by now.
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JanusCascade wrote:


Nalaniel wrote:


JanusCascade wrote:


Ranwolf wrote:


JanusCascade wrote:

I wonder which one of them are related to PV? :D


Calling it now..Little Boots.



I'm aiming at Elagabalus

This transvestite emperor raped a vestal virgin and in his insatiable sexuality, set up a brothel at the palace. He imprisoned and executed those who criticized him!



He also liked to sneak into brothels at night and be a little bitch. At least that's what I read. The thing is, I'm sure more transvestites aren't like that!



Speaking of PV, Where is he hiding? He would post by now.


Maybe he doesn't like Romans/history?
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