Good Times With Caligula

In ancient Rome, dinner parties often included “champagne rooms” with prostitutes of both sexes available for guests, but during the Roman emperor Caligula’s reign, the orgy experience was not carefree and fun. It was more like rape. As the emperor, Caligula could have people killed (or have their hands chopped off), so everyone did whatever he wanted. One of his favorite ways to entertain himself was to invite aristocratic couples to dine with him, then he would inspect the wife, lifting up her skirt to examine her legs, etc. Then, Caligula would take her to a private parlor to have his way with her, returning to the table to offer a blow-by-blow critique of her body and performance for the other guests. Thankfully, his reign only lasted four years. He was assassinated. [The Smart Set]

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