Caligula (Gaius Claudius Caesar) lived from 12 to 41 CE). Roman Emperor 37 – 41 CE, who went down in history as one of the cruelest rulers of Rome.
“Do neither good nor ill to the man whom I have sent you”
latin: [Ei quem istoc misi, neque boni quicquam neque mali feceris]
description: information in a secret letter that Caligula had ordered particular equite to personally deliver to the hands of King Ptolemy in Mauritania, because of his too noisy behavior during a theatrical performance.
description: Caligula’s last words once he laid on the ground after the blow of tribune Cherea.
source: Suetonius, Caligula, 13
“Don’t take liberties with my wife”
latin: [Noli uxorem meam premere]
description: Suetonius says that Caligula honored the wedding of Livia Orestilla with Gaius Piso with his presence. Caligula was to utter these words while participating in the wedding feast; with these words was to admonish the Piso who rests in front of him. Then he immediately abducted Livia from the feast. The next day, he announced in a public announcement that “he had got himself a wife in the manner of Romulus and Augustus” – Romulus kidnapped Sabine, and August took Livia as his wife, who was already married.