preview

The Differences Of Caligus Caesar And Julius Caesar

Two Caesars
The contrast between Julius Caesar and Gaius Caesar, also known as Caligula, can be distinguished quite easily. Julius Caesar was a powerful dictator, whose name is remembered as one of the great Roman leaders, and the last dictator of the Roman Republic. Caligula, a Roman emperor, is known as the complete opposite and is known to be a crazy cruel vindictive leader. Julius Caesar worked hard gaining the power he had when he was assassinated. Caligula, on the other end of the spectrum, had the power fall into his hands when Tiberius fell ill and the senate named Caligula the sole emperor of Rome. The lives of Julius Caesar and Caligula give an insight to the lives of Roman emperors in the first century.
Julius Caesar the divine, lost his father at the age of 16 and was
…show more content…
Julius Caesar had an affair with Cleopatra and Servilia Caepionis, the half-sister of Cato the Younger. Extra-marital affairs are not seen as moral in our culture, however in the Roman culture, the Roman gods weren’t interested in the morality of affairs. Affairs were acceptable especially for the elites of Rome. If anyone were to be punished it would be the wife who committed adultery. Same sex affairs were also acceptable, Julius Caesar was taunted with charges of being the lover of King Nicomedes of Bithynia. Marriage was not a religious act in the eyes of Romans. Their gods would not become upset with them if they were to get a divorce. Most Roman dictators and emperors remarried due to the deaths of their wives or the loss of their wives due to divorce. Caligula married Milonia Caesonia in 41 A.D. and married Lollia Paulina in 38 A.D. Caligula was involved in many affairs and was even suspected of incest with his sister, Julia Drusilla, according to Suetonius, a great Roman historian. Sex was not seen as symbolic in the Roman culture, it didn’t create a stronger bond between two

More about The Differences Of Caligus Caesar And Julius Caesar

Get Access