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Cassius Chaerea

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In the end it was his rather childish taunting of Cassius Chaerea, a member of the Praetorian guard, which brought Gaius down. Chaerea arranged for his assassination at the Palatine Games. He is supposed to have protested that he couldn't be killed ...
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Milada Horáková, photo: Cassius Chaerea, CC BY-SA 3.0 This was also the line taken by commentators and legal experts who commented on the ruling in the media. Filip Melzer, an expert on civil law, told Czech Radio no other outcome could have been ...
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Sadly for Caligula, he also managed to alienate Cassius Chaerea, the prefect of his own bodyguards: he teased Chaerea for perceived effeminacy, and would issue him with lascivious watchwords that the poor man would then have to repeat. Eventually ...
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When the Roman elite decided it had had enough of the emperor Gaius Caligula (John Hurt, obviously), he was stabbed by the commander of his own Praetorian Guard, Cassius Chaerea. Cassius had apparently grown tired of being teased by the mad ...

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