TIL one of the most mad Roman emperors wasn’t actually called ‘Caligula’. It was a nickname given to him as a kid by his father’s soldiers, while being on campaign with them in Germania. The name means ‘little boots’ in Latin and is a reference to the child-sized military gear he would wear

Read more: https://vmfa.museum/mlit/about-conservation/caligula/#:~:text=More%20formally%20known%20as%20Gaius,died%20while%20serving%20in%20Antioch.

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