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As most of the emperors of ancient Rome were given different names then the names they had at birth Caligula was no different Caligulas real name was Gaius Caesar Augustus Germanicus and he was born at Antium 25 miles from Rome in 12 AD Gaius was a turning point in the history of the Principate but he also was the one emperor from the Julio-Claudian dynasty who was very poorly documented Bibliography 2 Gaius was born on August 31 12 AD to Germanicus Augustus adopted grandson and Agrippina Senior Augustus granddaughter Gaius was the third of six children the youngest son and accompanied his parents on many military campaigns As a baby his parents would dress him up in a miniature soldier costume and show him to the armies on their campaigns Gaius received his nickname Caligula from the half boots or sandals that went with the costume called caligilas The armies affectionately called him little boots or Caligula Bibliography 16 When Gaius as youth he developed an unhealthy relationship with his sisters Agrippina Jr Drusilla and Julia Livilla Gaiuss two brothers and his mother were killed after they were accused of plotting against Tiberius Gaiuss father Germanicus died under what is recorded as suspicious circumstances on October 10 19 AD After which while Tiberius reigned he was sent to live first with his great grandmother Livia and then when Livia died with his grandmother Antonia Bibliography 24-6 In 31 AD Gaius was summoned to join Tiberius at his villa on Capri Gaius stayed there with Tiberius until he became emperor in 37 AD after Tiberius death Bibliography 25 Before Gaius became emperor the only political related job Gaius held was an honorary quaestorship in 33 AD After Tiberius death on March 6 37 AD Gaius was in the perfect position to assume the emperors throne despite Tiberius will that named his Gaius and his cousin Tiberius Gemellus joint heirs Because
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