"Caligula was twenty-five years old when he became Emperor"

Caligula, Ny Carlsberg Glypotek
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Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (12-41 AD), better known as Caligula, was the son of Germanicus, the nephew and adopted son of Tiberius. Suetonius, in The Twelve Caesars, tells us that when Caligula arrived in Rome following Tiberius's death, he was seen as "the answer to the prayer of the Roman people," and that he was met by "thronging crowds of people rejoicing greatly."