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Cassius Dio said that this act "though delighting the rabble, grieved the sensible, who stopped to reflect, that if the offices should fall once more into the hands of the many ... Caligula's political payments for support, generosity and extravagance had exhausted the state's treasury.Ancient historians state that Caligula began falsely accusing, fining and even killing individuals for the purpose of seizing their estates.Although Tiberius was 77 and on his death bed, some ancient historians still conjecture that he was murdered.In October 37 AD, Caligula fell seriously ill, or perhaps was poisoned.

He allowed new members into the equestrian and senatorial orders.In early AD 41, Caligula was assassinated as a result of a conspiracy by officers of the Praetorian Guard, senators, and courtiers.The conspirators' attempt to use the opportunity to restore the Roman Republic was thwarted, however.After this, the sources focus upon his cruelty, sadism, extravagance, and sexual perversion, presenting him as an insane tyrant.While the reliability of these sources is questionable, it is known that during his brief reign, Caligula worked to increase the unconstrained personal power of the emperor, as opposed to countervailing powers within the principate.

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Caligula claimed to have planned to kill Tiberius with a dagger in order to avenge his mother and brother: however, having brought the weapon into Tiberius's bedroom he did not kill the Emperor but instead threw the dagger down on the floor.

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