title given to Gaius Ceasar when he was a child.
Name Origin: Latin
Name Gender: Male
cognomen associated with the 3rd Roman emperor (12 C.E.-41 C.E.), produced Gaius Caesar. The nickname is Latin, actually "little boot," offered as he joined up with his parent on army promotions whenever still a toddler, in full, child-sized army equipment; diminutive of caliga "heavy military footwear," which is of unknown source.
Roman Emperor who succeeded Tiberius and whose uncontrolled passions triggered manifest insanity; mentioned for their cruelty and tyranny; was assassinated (12-41)
Some of the emperors wore crowns on occasion, as Caligula and Domitian, at the games, and stellate or spike crowns are depicted on the heads of several of the emperors on their coins, but no idea of imperial sovereignty was indicated thereby.