Caligula —Madness of Rome’s worst Emperor

Statue of Caligula and his horse Incitatus

It was midafternoon on the 22nd Jan, 41 AD in the morning that Emperor Caligula had been to the theater but he had a bit of hangover so he decided to skip lunch to freshen up with a quick bath on his own, down a back alley in palace compound when he was jumped by a group of soldiers. The first blow to his neck did not kill him but the next 30 or so did. The rumor is that at the time of Caligula’s assassination he was…