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Old March 24th, 2010, 06:11 PM   #51
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And what about Caligula? oh boy! was he a violent fruitcake wasnt he.... meningitis, epilepsy whatever it was he had..... what a total and absolute nutcase.

Long live the Roman Empire! LOL (joking....joking )


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Old March 24th, 2010, 07:09 PM   #52

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And what about Caligula? oh boy! was he a violent fruitcake wasnt he.... meningitis, epilepsy whatever it was he had..... what a total and absolute nutcase.

Long live the Roman Empire! LOL (joking....joking )

Didn't he appoint his horse as a Proconsul or something like that?
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While we're busy trashing Roman emperors, don't forget Commodus. Polymorphously perverse, violent and unpredictable, the real guy was much worse than he was portrayed in Gladiator.
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I don't think there has ever been a historical figure who was carefree.
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Didn't he appoint his horse as a Proconsul or something like that?


You bet your sweet ...you can bet your sweet life that he did!

And a very intellligent horse it was too!
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I think the appointing his horse as proconsul was a barb against the Senate, whom he despised, rather then him as a nutjob, as far as I can remember.
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Stonewall Jackson had some quirks.
Riding around sucking on lemons, with an arm raised in the air. He alternated arms every once in a while. He did this to equalize the blood flow.

He wouldnt eat pepper because he thought it weakened his left leg. He liked to sleep under wet sheets.

But he was the best the South had.
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sometimes the odd ones are our best minds

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IIRC, Nelson suffered from seasickness.
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I think the appointing his horse as proconsul was a barb against the Senate, whom he despised, rather then him as a nutjob, as far as I can remember.
It was more than that ModelSoldier..... Caligula appointed the animal as head of senate, for heavens sake, and the animal had to be consulted on military matters.

The horse's name was Incitatus ...anyway, Caligula was so sure that his horse was totally grief-stricken to his marriage to a woman.... Caligula thought that the horse was jealous you see? Yep, horse was jealous of wife, that he tried to make recompense: he included his name in every sentence he spoke and many more things like that.... at the end, the horse spurned him and Caligula had him beheaded. So much for love.






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