Monday, 4 April 2016

C is for Caligula


Comfortably rested after the weekend? Caught up with the chores, and your Comrades? Cool, then let's Commence with the Challenge - Currently we are seeing to C, and Coming up is :



is for Caligula




Caligula the straight but bent ruler


Once upon a time lived Caligula
and he was a most unusual rulah -
he was a king who liked flings
with married gals and siblings
and he didn’t know a fib from a fibula.

Oh, but he did know a fig from a figure
and he pursued the women with all vigour.
Even so, he was often bored
he had Romans eaten or gored
when the entertainment failed or got meagre.




Caligula  lived and ruled in AnCient Rome in the 1st Century BCE. A bit megalomaniac-ish and definitely insane, he wanted to appoint his horse as Consul. He was assassinated, and then many sCandalous things were Circulated about him, in ancient times, it was Common to present sexual perversity as a sign of insanity.  However, he was definitely an oddball and terribly Cruel, and I am not Covering up for him or anything.



Can I once again request, entreat, beseeCh those of you kind enough to read and Comment here, please leave me a direct link/web address so that I can visit.  I am Clueless about G+ and my grade on locating blogs therein is a G-. ThanC, I mean, thank you!









Posted for the A-Z Challenge 2016




74 comments:

  1. Clever. And I really like the Contrast between your last two limericks. Such different Characters and Cultures.

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    1. Ah, all C words in there! Very Cool Comment :) Thanks for being here and playing along :)

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  2. Caligula... You travelled a great deal back in time for C ;-)

    Claudia from www.claowuepotpourri.wordpress.com

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    1. Still more contemporary than Buddha :-) thanks for the address.

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  3. I'm in your sidebar!
    Caligula was a messed up dude. He did know women's figures, including his sister's.

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    1. yessir, o Captain but of Course!the beseeChment was meant for first time visitors only...maybe I should have Clarified :)

      Caligula had serious kinks in his Character!

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  4. Most interesting to read and wonderfully written. Well done for the letter "C".
    Yvonne.

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  5. Luckily, I'm in the left sidebar, too! Caligula was a pervert, even for Rome. When the Caesars began killing off each other, they were thinning out the gene pool. Caligula is one of the results.

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    1. He was indeed, seriously botched up...though have to point out ancient world attitudes to.... knowing the figures of one own sisters was somewhat fuzzier than it is today, especially among the nobility/royalty...but he was in a different league altogether

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  6. Very entertaining. I had no idea who this dude was. Now let me go stop by Wiki for a bit.. :)

    My theme is on babies/preggos and today its C for Child Proofing.

    Seena from
    Thinking Aloud

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    1. Child proofing - I've done some in my time :) thanks for the link!

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  7. :-) You had me at the limerick, my favorite verse form! Thanks for visiting my blog, Nila!

    Vidya Sury
    - rocking it with cohost Damyanti's D's Company and four blogs in the #AtoZChallenge
    Vidya Sury, Collecting Smiles
    Be Healthy, Be Happy
    Life Hacks for Diabetics
    Life Hacks for Happiness

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  8. What a fab start to the week. Loved the poem and learning about Caligula. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you for visiting, Nicola. I'm not sure you can 'learn' anything here though :)

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  9. Nila, you are so good with words!
    I had a good chuckle!
    Thanks for the early morning entertainment!
    Writer In Transit

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    1. Anytime Michelle :D a chuckling blog buddy is a wonderful asset :) lifts my day up no end if I can make a friend smile, and I'm not joking

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  10. What an awesome and fun thing to read in the morning to tease the brain. Mesmerizing:)

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    1. Don't let Caligula mesmerise you - dangerous guy! :) thanks for visiting

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    2. Vishal, I couldn't locate you, so if you happen to read this, please leave a link. Thanks.

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  11. Ahh, your posts are a welcome respite from all the blah, blah I've been reading Nila. What a Character you Chose, a chuckle and chortle it could induce!
    Cheers ;)
    @KalaRavi16 from
    Relax-N-Rave

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    1. Okay to chuckle I suppose now that a couple of millennia have lapsed, but I'll bet his contemporaries weren't laughing :0

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  12. I loved your post! I got a chuckle out of it and am sitting here, grinning at my computer. Well done! :)

    Visiting you back from the A to Z Challenge; it's Noony from http://acatherinenoon.com. Happy blogging!

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    1. I loved yours too! And am delighted that mine raised a chuckle..have a great time blogging!

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  13. Loved this one :D You will find me at

    https://durbadhyani.wordpress.com/

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    1. Will be over at yours shortly. thanks much for the link.

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  14. Wonderful limericks Nilanjana! Hank is here!

    http://imagery77.blogspot.my/2016/04/what-fun-for-courting-couples-haibun.html

    Hank

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    1. Great to have a poet's perspective, thank you!

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  15. Congratulations, Nilanjana! Loving these posts!

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  16. I think you've found your Muse just fine!

    @niicki from OfftheBeatenPlan.com & IVEYbooks.com

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    1. Great you think so, but are you quite sure? :)

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  17. he does sound like a cruel and insane ruler. Loved the verses.

    Visiting from A to Z Challenge
    Pam's Unconventional Alliance Team
    A Whimsical Medley
    Twinkle Eyed Traveller

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  18. Nila! I love to see you displaying your wild side! I'd say your boy Caligula was the Creep to end all Creeps!

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    1. And I'd agree wholeheartedly! Creep to end all Creeps sums it niCely :) But not with the wild one - extremely Circumspect and...Cautious...not a wild eyelash anywhere :D

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  19. Another brilliant poem. I am enjoying the way you are formating these AtoZ. And now, I am not caught up on my chores.

    ~Rhonda from AlbomAdventures.com
    Ninja minion for Alex

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    1. Thank you, glad you are enjoying them...and I am not caught up either

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  20. I liked your little fables about Caligula, though I don't think I would enjoy meeting him personally; he doesn't seem like too nice of a guy sometimes!

    I also like your note for people to leave links; it can be so frustrating trying to get into some journals, can't it?

    thanks for visiting and I'm not sure what an Arizona toothpick is; now I'm going to have to see if I can figure that one out :)

    betty
    http://viewsfrombenches.blogspot.com/

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    1. No I don't think I would enjoy meeting him either, not on my list for top dates...would spend the entire time worrying about what kind of design he had on my...figure and fibula...

      Am terribly disappointed that you can't tell me about the Arizona toothpick right away, but I will wait patiently :)

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  21. He was a lad that Caligula!I just love your style, and I can assure that's a compliment because I'm normally one for poems!

    'The Choir', a short story with 2 neglected words

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    1. Thanks much for the compliment! This is my special A-Z persona :) my usual style is quite different - a combo of whiny and barmy melancholia.

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  22. I love it - absolutely superb. Caligula is always scandalous and your limerick is wonderful :)
    Tasha
    Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

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    1. Thank you. Caligula was a ghastly ruler but a great subject for a limerick!

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  23. The name Caligula typically gives me chills. Thanks for lightening up this vexing historical figure.

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    1. He was quite the personification of evil, wasn't he? Horrible chap! Thanks for visiting

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  24. Beautiful blooming words strung in a poetic garland. A pleasure to read!!!

    @w0rds4u from As Time Flies

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    1. Interesting choice of word there! Can a limerick be beautiful? and has it achieved its purpose if it is?

      Thanks for the thought provoking comment. Glad you enjoyed the read.

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  25. Play of words at its beauty..

    http://mindmatters-ash.blogspot.in/

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    1. I can safely assure you Caligula wasn't a beautiful person, thanks for visiting.

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  26. Caligula was a real sickie, all right. Saw the movie years ago, with Malcolm McDowell. Pretty twisted.

    http://silverfoxlair.blogspot.com

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    1. Uhhh... I meant that I saw the movie starring Malcolm McDowell. Didn't mean to suggest that Malcolm and I saw the film together. Heh.

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    2. Your clarification made me smile! Thanks.

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  27. Sad fact that there are even more nasty rulers like him. But you did him proper with your clever limerick.

    Happy April 4th!

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    1. Yes, that is a sobering thought, isn't it? The supply of creeps never dries up!

      Happy 4th to you too Yolanda!

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  28. That was a delightful poem. You have a gift!!!

    Kathleen Valentine
    #AtoZchallenge http://www.kathleenvalentineblog.com/

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for visiting

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  29. Caligula had me in splits. Great work!!

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    1. Caligula would have you in splits in quite a different way, be careful :)

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  30. He was a unique piece of Roman history. Students always like to talk about him.
    Susan Says

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    1. That made me feel like one!! Thanks you for taking me back a few decades!

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  31. Oh my goodness. This is the best! Sharing because of its fabulousness. Thanks for the smile - your bit of verse was a nice way to start the day.

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    1. Thanks for the share and the compliment

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  32. Loved it! Such a fun read! Thank you!!

    http://authenticallylivinglife.blogspot.com/

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  33. Great post!
    http://www.thekatyblog.com

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  34. Thanks for stopping by @Tawnya Rivers n The Katy

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  35. That's a really funny approach to Caligula - I loved it!
    Jemima Pett

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  36. Clever and very entertaining :) Love all your uses of C in your post!


    - Joy
    The Joyous Living: C is for Charity

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  37. Glad y'all liked the post. Thanks for the visit @ Jemima, Joy n Sheena-kay

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