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The Picture of Dorian Gray
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Caligula -- as in: the Roman emperor
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The Picture of Dorian Gray
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  • …with laurel, lest lightning might strike him, he had sat, as Tiberius, in a garden at Capri, reading the shameful books of Elephantis, while dwarfs and peacocks strutted round him, and the flute-player mocked the swinger of the censer; and, as Caligula, had caroused with the green-shirted jockeys in their stables and supped in an ivory manger with a jewel-frontleted horse; and, as Domitian, had wandered through a corridor lined with marble mirrors, looking round with haggard eyes for…

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  • Many believe Caligula was insane.
  • I had read Goldsmith’s History of Rome, and had formed my opinion of Nero, Caligula, &c.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre

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