So, it’s with a healthy dose of caprice that i commend to you the name of caligula as my personal choice for worst roman emperor ever his story was even made into a bad movie in 1979 it remains a cult classic among sadists and those with poor taste in film. It depends on what you mean by worst but emperor nero was said to be the worst because of the bad things he did to rome in his earlier times, he created nero's bull which was a big metal bull. List sites have already features lists of craziest roman emperors or most evil women, but i have yet to see a list site focus in both roman emperors and empresses together and without labeling. The best of the worst: caligula & nero 1250 words | 5 pages ancient roman history the best of the worst: caligula & nero “such opposed vices, both the greatest arrogance and the greatest timidity, were to be found in the same person” (caligula, 51. The third of rome’s emperors, caligula (formally known as gaius) achieved feats of waste and carnage during his four-year reign (ad 37-41) unmatched even by his infamous nephew nero.
Caligula was also insane enough to order the roman army to go to war with neptune, god of the sea: he believed the best way to achieve this was by having the roman navy form a line across a stretch of ocean with their ships and have his soldiers hurl spears into the sea. Best/worst leaders in history discussion in 'civ4 - general discussions' started by volbound1700, aug 3, nero caligula henry viii - guy who mentioned him called him butthole lol best jfk - averted nuclear war with the ussr, apollo program, etc. 6) mother-fucking in terms of sexual depravity, nero even put caligula to shame by going to the source (so to speak) and having sex with his own mother agrippina.
The story of caligula is a legacy that goes back thousands of years in his short life of only 29 years he experienced horrific tragedy, a deep hatred for the man who killed his family, great power as the emperor of rome, and eventually, a brutal death. Best answer: although they were both pretty bad, nero was worse he did have his positive traits though for example, he lowered taxes, responded well to the great fire by rebuilding and creating safety codes, he stopped charioteers from robbing and exploiting the. Which roman emperor was worst, caligula, nero, or commodus which roman emperor was worst, caligula, nero, or days of the republic and the emperors grabbed much s answer to ancient rome: who was the worst roman. Early life nero was born lucius domitius ahenobarbus on 15 december 37 ad in antium: 87 he was the only son of gnaeus domitius ahenobarbus and agrippina the youngerhis maternal grandparents were germanicus and agrippina the elder his mother, caligula's sister: 5 he was augustus' great-great grandson, descended from the first emperor's only daughter, julia.
The people who endured caligula, accepted nero nero there are two hollywood movies that picture nero in the time between the burning of rome in 64 ce and his death in 68 ce. For the best answers, on balance, i vote for vespasian worst caligula, nero, domitian, commodus, caracalla - but my vote goes to elagabalus (aka heliogabalus) - possibly the craziest loon in all of human history who are the greatest and worst roman emperors. Augustus, trajan and marcus aurelius were probably the greatest but far more interestingly, the worst were probably: 1 caligula suffered from a life threatening illness early in his reign, which probably caused insanity.
Historians have explained caligula’s bizarre behaviour as a result of his childhood in an atmosphere of political intrigue and betrayal, his tainted family tree (both his grandfather tiberius and his nephew nero shared his unusual sexual tastes) and/or a craziness cocktail of epilepsy mixed with schizophrenia. Top 10 worst roman emperors flamehorse may 9, 2010 share 2k stumble 188 tweet pin 109 +1 42 nero used the office of emperor to suit his desire for an opulent lifestyle, and had absolutely no care for the welfare of the people something of a great uncle to him some say caligula ordered the head of the praetorian guard. Bad caligula, nero, commodus, caracalla, tiberius (more for his personal life choicess) domitian gets a bad wrap but was actually a decent emperor also most things you hear about nero are false. Caligula did his best to court popular opinion, which meant that there were fairly moderate taxes—more than a few of which his successors made permanent via law 6 nero fiddled and danced while rome burned.
Who do you think are the 5 best and worst roman emperors rome was broke and falling apart after the the effects of caligula, nero, civil war and the year of the 4 emperors once exiled for. This is a film about the worse roman emperors ever. Caligula was way worse than nero though i admit that maybe even caligula wasn't that bad guy as history describes him been but if we go with information which is given i go with dat guy. Caligula, among other things, is known for building his enormous pleasure boats, known as the nemi ships these days the two ships were, in fact, floating villas, which had baths, a heating system, temples, colonnades, banquet rooms, statues, and even beautiful mosaics on their floors.
Caligula did abuse his power, but he kept the order much better than nero did he understood that the key to power in rome was the military when a rebellion broke out in the army in gaul, he responded immediately by going there and personally taking command of. In everyones opinion, who was the best/worst emperor please to one each ive always been partial to augustus, for obvious reasons, but i choose caligula as the worst, though illness could have resulted in the atrocities he commited. Selecting the top five worst roman emperors of all time isn't a difficult task, thanks to myriad roman historians, historical fiction, documentaries, and even movies and television programs, all of which illustrate the moral excesses of many of the rulers of rome and its colonies from caligula to.