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CALIGULA, INCITATUS, AND THE CONSULSHIP

  • David Woods (a1)
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One of the most famous allegations made against the emperor Caligula was that he had intended to appoint his favourite horse, Incitatus, as consul. While Suetonius and Cassius Dio both preserve this allegation, neither explains the basis for it, what exactly Caligula had said or done to lead those about him to believe that this is what he had intended to do.

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A.A. Barrett , Caligula: The Corruption of Power (London, 1989)

W. Valente , R.J.A. Talbert , J.P. Hallett , and P.A. Mackowiak , ‘Caveat Cenans!’, American Journal of Medicine 112 (2002), 392–8

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The Classical Quarterly
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