Kevin, Toren, and Joe discuss Evil Dude in History Emperor Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, aka “Caligula”. Part 1 of 2 — the early years and rise to power.

Music: “Ego” by Colour Machine – Available on iTunes and Google Play Music



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  • Derek Weber

    “Perfectiveness”, Kevin? Perfection, even. 😉

    You’re right about Consuls too, if they’re anything like the ones they had during the Punic Wars. The Romans had two, with annual elections (so they’re a political position), but they also had to lead an army and have ten years military experience (so they’re a military position too). Not sure how much of the military side of things was around by the time the Republic had fallen into an Empire.

    Fascinating stuff as always, guys, and I like the intermission music.

  • Derek

    According to Horrible Histories ( Caligula “forgot” to tell his armies that he wanted to invade Britain, which is why they stopped before crossing the Channel.

  • Joe Kirwin

    I was really hoping one of the pieces of interlude music would be ‘Caligulove’ by ‘Them Crooked Vultures’ (Josh Homme, John Paul Jones, Dave Grohl)
    I’m pretty sure its about Caligula based on the title and some of its interesting lyrics : )

  • Derek

    Hey Joe, is this episode tagged correctly? It doesn’t seem to be appearing in the season 7-specific feed (/tag/season-07/feed/), which is how I subscribe these days. Could you have a look, please?

  • Derek

    North Korea seems to be taking a leaf out of Caligula’s book.

    “North Korea responds to new UN sanctions by firing a barrage of projectiles into the sea”