[This is just based on what I’ve read up and watched on documentaries, so I might’ve mixed up a thing or two here by accident since it’s been a while since I last reviewed this stuff ^^;]
Considering the time period he was in, combined with the amount of lead he’d consumed in his wine [he was believed to have perhaps suffered from, most likely, chronic lead poisoning… plus he was an alcoholic //butwhatRomanwasn’t?], and probably being at least a bit scarred from being under the wing of the twisted soul [the previous Emperor Tiberius who was also Caligula’s grandfather] that killed his family and several others rather brutally, I’d say insanity was more likely~
[but as the article says, no one knows for certain]
He also messed with the gladiatorial games, which was a HUGE no-no back then [think of it like every website ever: they have a great set-up, and then the company/web publishers try to fix things that aren’t broke and everyone gets their knickers in a twist about it
I guess, with my limited knowledge of sports here, it’d kind of be like changing hockey so there’s no padding and no restrictions on body contact.
Except in this case, he made the games more violent, bloody and unfair.
Because you know, pitting one or two slaves or gladiators up against an elephant is totally fair.
It’s no wonder he got assassinated by his own Praetorian guards. He seemed like a real piece of work from the sound of it.
BONUS FACT: Caligula was the nickname for Gaius, and apparently meant ‘little boots’ or ‘little soldier’s boots’. He was also considered to be a pretty unattractive individual, both in looks and personality it would seem.