The Emperor Caligula once decided to go to war with the Roman God of the sea, Poseidon, and ordered his soldiers to throw their spears into the water at random.
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submitted by PlasmaFox, March 1, 2013
Caligula going to war against Neptune (Roman Poseideon) is from the play I, Claudius. It is loosely based on Suetonius' claim that Caligula went to the English channel with troops merely to get seashells. So, it's actually fiction based on slander.
This quote was added August 12, 2007.