31 August AD 12 Antium, Italy.
24 January AD 41.
Caligula was Roman emperor from AD 37 to AD 41. The son of Germanicus, a popular Roman general, and Agrippina the Elder, Caligula was born into the first ruling family of the Roman Empire, conventionally known as the Julio-Claudian dynasty.
Would that the Roman people had but one neck!
I scorn their hatred, if they do but fear me.
Let them hate me, so long as they fear me.
I don’t care if they respect me so long as they fear me.
Would that the Roman people had a single neck to cut off their head.
I have existed from the morning of the world and I shall exist until the last star falls from the night. Although I have taken the form of Gaius Caligula, I am all men as I am no man, and therefore I am a god.