Caligula #7 – Going Back To Cali

Caligula #7 – Going Back To Cali

How does a 24 year old kid, who’s never even been on a battlefield, let alone lead an army to victory, get declared “imperator”? How would you handle it if you were granted ius arbitriumque omnium rerum (‘power and authority over all things’) and...
Caligula #6 – The Maccabees

Caligula #6 – The Maccabees

One of the other first things Caligula did when he took power was to release Herod Agrippa from jail – King Herod from the New Testament. The grandson of Herod the Great. Which all gives me an excuse to talk about The Maccabean Revolt and a short history on...
Caligula #5 – Caligula’s Popularity

Caligula #5 – Caligula’s Popularity

By all accounts, Caligula was extremely popular with the people, as his father, Germanicus, had been. Suetonius reports that Caligula was “the emperor most earnestly desired”. When he entered Rome, the celebrations are said to have gone on for almost three months, and...
Caligula #4 – Monster or Misunderstood?

Caligula #4 – Monster or Misunderstood?

We all think we know something of the story of Caligula. We have a picture of him as a destructive monster, an insane sadist. But truth is rarely that simple. Let’s take a look at the sources and their individual biases. And let’s keep in mind...
Caligula #3 – The Movie (Part 3)

Caligula #3 – The Movie (Part 3)

We continue and finish our live commentary on the 1979 epic film, CALIGULA. Picking up where we left off last week, Caligula is fisting the married couple and he doesn’t even remove his ring. A dark and stormy night leads to night terrors, a super hot threesome...
Caligula Caesar #2 – The Movie (Part 2)

Caligula Caesar #2 – The Movie (Part 2)

We continue our live commentary on the 1979 epic film, CALIGULA. Picking up where we left off last week, still in Tiberius’ sex palace on Capri, with a lady holding a writhing legless lizard that she is apparently about to place inside her woo-hoo. Around the 18...
Caligula Caesar #1 – The Movie (Part 1)

Caligula Caesar #1 – The Movie (Part 1)

To kick off our Caligula series, we are doing a commentary on the 1979 epic film, CALIGULA. Written by Gore Vidal, directed by Tinto Brass, produced by Bob Guccione, starring Malcolm McDowell, Hellen Mirren, Peter O’Toole,  John Gielgud, Teresa Ann Savoy,...
Tiberius Caesar #40 – I’M NOT DEAD YET

Tiberius Caesar #40 – I’M NOT DEAD YET

In March 37 CE, aged seventy-seven years, four months, and nine days, of which time he had been emperor twenty-two years, seven months, and seven days, Tiberius Caesar Divi Augusti filius Augustus fell ill and died. OR DID HE? ...
Tiberius Caesar #39 – The Death Of Agrippina

Tiberius Caesar #39 – The Death Of Agrippina

Sejanus decided to remove the next in line of Germanicus’ heirs, Drusus, and finally married Livia Julia, the widow of the other Drusus, son of Tiberius. He also became Tiberius’ official partner in power – in 31CE Tiberius took his fifth...
Tiberius Caesar #38 – The Crash Of Rome

Tiberius Caesar #38 – The Crash Of Rome

Sejanus decided to remove the next in line of Germanicus’ heirs, Drusus, and finally married Livia Julia, the widow of the other Drusus, son of Tiberius. He also became Tiberius’ official partner in power – in 31CE Tiberius took his fifth...
Tiberius Caesar #37 – Secret Orgies

Tiberius Caesar #37 – Secret Orgies

Sejanus decided to remove the next in line of Germanicus’ heirs, Drusus, and finally married Livia Julia, the widow of the other Drusus, son of Tiberius. He also became Tiberius’ official partner in power – in 31CE Tiberius took his fifth...
The Papa Bear Beat

The Papa Bear Beat

When Ray’s away, the Cam doth play. http://media.blubrry.com/caesar/p/traffic.libsyn.com/lifeofcaesar/Papa_Bear.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:11 — 2.0MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | RSS |...
Tiberius Caesar #36 – The Fall Of Sejanus

Tiberius Caesar #36 – The Fall Of Sejanus

Sejanus decided to remove the next in line of Germanicus’ heirs, Drusus, and finally married Livia Julia, the widow of the other Drusus, son of Tiberius. He also became Tiberius’ official partner in power – in 31CE Tiberius took his fifth...
Tiberius Caesar #35 – Unnatural Passions

Tiberius Caesar #35 – Unnatural Passions

Shortly after Livia’s death, Tibbo wrote a letter to the senate attacking both Agrippina and Nero. They were prosecuted by Aulus Avillius Flaccus – the future prefect of Egypt, which leads Cam into a sidenote about Flaccus’ treatment of the Jews in...
Tiberius Caesar #34 – Vale Livia

Tiberius Caesar #34 – Vale Livia

With Tiberius safely ensconced in his sex dungeon on Capri, Sejanus goes after more friends of Agrippina, starting with one of Germanicus’ generals, Titius Sabinus. About the same time, Julia The Younger, Augustus’ grand-daughter, finally died, after being in...
Tiberius Caesar #33 – Tibbo Out!

Tiberius Caesar #33 – Tibbo Out!

In the year 26, Sejanus went after Agrippina again, this time by attacking her close friend and cousin, Claudia Pulchra, who was accused of adultery and treason. Agrippina loses her shit and gets all up in Tiberius’ face in public. In the same year, Tibbo...
Tiberius Caesar #32 – The C*ck Bl*ck

Tiberius Caesar #32 – The C*ck Bl*ck

Even as late as 24 CE, Tiberius seems to be mostly rational, although his view on majestas was hardening. He refused to allow Further Spain to erect a temple to himself and his mother. And when Sejanus asked for permission to marry Livia Julia, Drusus’ widow,...
Tiberius Caesar #31 – Sweep The Leg

Tiberius Caesar #31 – Sweep The Leg

It’s the year 24 CE. Sejanus is trying to convince Tiberius that the sky is falling. His advice: sweep the leg. The Complete Premium Caesar: (Protected Content) HOW TO LISTEN If you’re seeing this message, it means you aren’t logged in as a...
Tiberius Caesar #30 – Lucky Longy

Tiberius Caesar #30 – Lucky Longy

Sejanus and Livilla conspire to murder her husband, Drusus, son of Tiberius. At least that’s the story according to Sejanus’ ex-wife Apicata. With Drusus out of the way, Sejanus next plots the demise of Germanicus’ kiddies and widow, Agrippina.   ...
Tiberius Caesar #29 – “Going Deep”

Tiberius Caesar #29 – “Going Deep”

Tacitus seems to think Sejanus was the manipulator of Tiberius and that Sejanus wanted the power for himself. But of course he has things in his way. Drusus, the adult son of Tiberius, who is about 37. And Drusus also had sons of his own. Tiberius Gemellus and...