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Caligula -- as in: the Roman emperor
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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
  • Caligula made a horse a consul; Charles II. made a knight of a sirloin.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Caligula or Nero, those treasure-seekers, those desirers of the impossible, would have accorded to the poor wretch, in exchange for his wealth, the liberty he so earnestly prayed for.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo

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  • It was brought in by Caligula.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • One of them said, "Taggart can afford to do it, if he pleases" and the other said something about the horse of some Roman emperor named Caligula.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • "Si, Caligula," I said.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Thus a Trajan and an Antoninus, a Nero and a Caligula, have all met with the belief of posterity; and no one doubts but that men so very good, and so very bad, were once the masters of mankind.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • My dead father, who liked a joke, peace to his bones, used to say, talking of our ancestors, that the ancient stock of the Simeonov-Pischins was descended from that identical horse that Caligula made a senator….
    Anton Chekhov  --  The Cherry Orchard
  • For afterwards the Emperors of Rome received the same honor; as we read of Caligula, that at his reception to the Empire, he was carried from Misenum to Rome, in the midst of a throng of People, the wayes beset with Altars, and Beasts for Sacrifice, and burning Torches: And of Caracalla that was received into Alexandria with Incense, and with casting of Flowers, and Dadouchiais, that is, with Torches; for Dadochoi were they that amongst the Greeks carried Torches lighted in the…
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan

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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…
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • The corners where toughs had been stationed since the time of Caligula were now empty.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Rome was doubtless a very amusing place in the days of Caligula, but it has sadly fallen off since.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • The nuns at St. Agnes taught us that Diocletian was a huge villain, right along with Nero and Caligula.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • Caligula the date merchant: "Horrible name!
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • In the center of the piazza rose Caligula’s 350-ton Egyptian obelisk.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • So I had to bear Caligula’s gaze.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • When we had this victory and Caligula was standing on the dresser in his hood with tufts, we kissed and danced or tromped around the room.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • We didn’t stop over in Monterrey but only got a few supplies—more raw meat for Caligula than anything else.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • I couldn’t question her judgment about Caligula—there I went along with her and had confidence by now, based on her proved ability with him.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • For the thing was to accustom Caligula to close human presence and sound.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Thea still intended to sell illustrated articles about Caligula to the National Geographic or Harper’s.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • And Caligula would eat me.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • I couldn’t show it, but it did my heart good to see Caligula so offended.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • I laid it, dead, on my gauntlet, and Caligula didn’t refuse to come but he wouldn’t eat.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • While she was unpleasantly stirred against Caligula I felt a little condemned with him.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • This happened to be connected with Caligula.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • I couldn’t keep my seat when Thea handed Caligula up to me.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • For Caligula we first tried a burro, but though he stood hooded on the saddle and was well secured, the burro was bowed with terror and its head bristled.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • The children, I said, were screaming, while he rocked on my fist, "El aguila, el aguila!" And because I heard Spanish for the first time, it was another word I made out, the Roman name of Caligula.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Caligula made a noise.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • However, Thea woke happy, and she was busy right away giving Caligula his pacifier of morning meat, while I set out through the damp rooms to find bread and coffee.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • We got up to the plateau, from which the town lay half covered in a picturesque hole, and there practiced with Caligula to get him used to a take-off while in motion.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Caligula!
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • There were two patios, one with a fountain and barrel-shaped oxhide chairs; the other was by the kitchen, a sort of old stable yard, and here we continued Caligula’s training.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • When Caligula soared under this sky I sometimes wondered what connection he made with this element of nearly too great strength that was dammed back of the old spouts of craters.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Nevertheless I hated to see the little lizards hit and squirt blood, and their tiny fine innards of painted delicacy come out under Caligula’s talons while he glared and opened his beak.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Sometimes I thought that if to earn money was the reason for this goofy undertaking I should devote myself to the money question and how to make a killing; then I’d set Caligula free or give him away.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • I struck the hood and then slipped the swivel—I had to drop the reins to do this and grip with my knees—and Caligula put forward his breast with a clap of the huge wings and started to take the air.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • But it did affect Caligula to be surrounded by these women; he ate and then at one moment he seemed to lean his head toward Thea and act like a cat who wants to wipe and wreathe and ply himself at a woman’s legs.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • And furthermore Caligula had to become accustomed to a horse or burro; these giant lizards were in almost inaccessible parts of the mountain, far from roads, and we couldn’t lug Caligula the whole long difficult way.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • And furthermore Caligula had to become accustomed to a horse or burro; these giant lizards were in almost inaccessible parts of the mountain, far from roads, and we couldn’t lug Caligula the whole long difficult way.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • The Ciceronian period, which hardly sufficed for Verres, would be blunted on Caligula.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • So I laid off the topic, and we used the spare time to take color pictures of Caligula on my arm in front of the cathedral; until mounted officers who appeared to gallop out of the gates of a ministry drove us off the plaza.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Caligula saw him and made his pitch.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Powerfully Caligula shook, but only to get free.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Her aim was wide; Caligula only raised his head when it struck above him.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Again she missed, but this time came close, and Caligula took off.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Entering the patio, we heard cries from the cook, who ran into the kitchen with her baby because Caligula was going back and forth on the shed roof.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • It was too wet to fly Caligula.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
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