The reigns of Tiberius, Gaius, Claudius and Nero were described during their lifetimes in fictitious terms, for fear of the consequences; whereas the accounts written after their deaths were influenced by still raging animosities. This rather enigmatic man, now called Tiberius Julius Caesar Augustus, was arguably the most powerful ruler that had ever controlled Rome. He was now in his mid-fifties, of ultra-noble lineage, highly intelligent, equipped with a trenchant sense of irony, and avidly interested in Greek mythology. Suetonius tells us that he had a fair complexion and wore his hair rather long, whereas Tacitus says his head had no trace of hair and that his face was pockmarked with ulcers, which, needless to say, do not feature in his official portraits.
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The 11 Most Sexually Depraved Things the Roman Emperors Ever Did
The emperors of Rome could be wise, just and kind. They could also be vindictive, cruel and insane. And most of all, they could be the worst perverts the world has ever seen — at least according to ancient historians like Suetonius, Pliny, and Cassius Dio. Here are nearly a dozen of the most immoral, disgusting behaviors the rulers of the ancient world indulged in Chances are most of these were rumors made up by political enemies or gossiping plebs. But hey, just because they may not be true doesn't mean they're aren't still entertainingly perverse. The Emperor Claudius married his brother's daughter Agrippina his brother being long dead, thank goodness.
Inside the imperial cliff-top villa, fortified by the finest food and wines served by nude handmaidens, wanton licence took hold. Troupes of beautiful youths of both sexes, gathered from all corners of the Roman world and trained in unusual sexual practices, reclined in vast marble halls ready to excite the elderly Emperor's flagging libido. Known as spintriae , their role was to perform erotic sexual practices in groups before the head of the empire - a man who was commonly known by his subjects as 'the old goat'.
Known for his extreme extravagance, eccentricity, depravity and cruelty, he is remembered as a despot, and as the first of the so-called Mad Emperors contrasted with the Good Emperors. He was assassinated in 41 by several of his own guards. The Roman historian Suetonius referred to Caligula as a "monster," and the surviving sources are universal in their condemnation. One popular tale, often cited as an example of his insanity and tyranny, is that Caligula appointed his favorite horse, Incitatus, to a seat on the senate and attempted to appoint it to the position of consul.