Entertainment Caligula's ships were floating pleasure palaces

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  1. LaserT

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    Caligula's(Born AD 12, Assassinated in AD 41) two Nemi ships were the scenes of orgies, murder, cruelty, music, and sport. The floating palaces made with exceptional richness: the ships were clearly ostentatious luxury vessels used as an expression of power. The larger ship was essentially an elaborate floating palace, which contained quantities of marble, mosaic floors and even baths.

    In 1927, the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini ordered Guido Ucelli to drain the lake they were buried in and recover the ships. With the help of the navy, army, industry, and private individuals, an ancient Roman underground water conduit linking the lake to farms outside the crater was reactivated. The ships come to surface after 2000 years underwater.
    http://museum-of-artifacts.blogspot.com/2015/11/caligulas-nemi-ships-floating-palaces.html


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    Seutonius, the Roman historian described the two biggest barges as being built of cedar wood adorned with jeweled prows, rich sculpture, vessels of gold and silver, sails of purple silk, and bathrooms of alabaster and bronze. The floors were paved with glass mosaic, the windows and door frames were made of bronze, and many of the decorations were priceless, including rotating statues.

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    Fragment of the marble floors

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    Piston pumps supplied the two ships with hot and cold running water via lead pipes. The hot water supplied baths while the cold operated fountains and supplied drinking water. This plumbing technology was later lost and only re-discovered in the Middle Ages.

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    Bronze fittings from the ships. Found near the plumbing. Towel holders from the large bath or bathroom maybe

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    Bronze fitting from the railing of the ship

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    The ships bronze roof tiles

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    A bronze fitting of Medusa's face that might've adorned the front of the ship looking out

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    Two large bronze ship fittings of right and left forearms. Fittings on a door possibly.

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    Bust of Caligula

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    Those Eye-talians know how to party
     
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    Caligula....

    Took his sisters virginity.
    • He continued to have sexual intercourse with his sister when she was married to Cassius Longinus

    • He regularly invited males colleagues and their wives to dinner. He would have them parade in front of him and at leisure choose which wives to defile. Upon returning back with a woman after intercourse he would then humiliate the husband and wife with comments about how well or badly the wives performed the sexual acts.
    • Caligula prostituted his sisters to his catamites (young homosexual lovers)
    • Caligula sough the company of a prostitute called Pyrallis.
    • Caligula was attracted to a young actor Marcus Lepidus Mnester who is said he regularly had intercourse with.
    • Caligula also had sexual relations with a young man from a consular family called Valerius Catullus.
     
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    Haha. Forgot about that.
     
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    Great thread, love stuff like this.
     
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    This reminds me of the scene from I, Claudius where Caligula's complaining about living the life of a common soldier while on campaign against the god Neptune.

    Cassius got the last laugh.
     
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    LT, I truly believe you missed your calling as a history professor. :)
    YEAH we do! :up:
     
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    Loved John Hurt in "I, Claudius".

    "Do you know him?"
    "No, but I've slept with his wife several times."
     
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    All good times must come to an end.

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    I have to make sure i have time before clicking a @LaserTilt thread since i will spend the next hour reading about the subject :golfclap:
     
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    :haha: I loved that movie!!!!
     
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    High five! I gotta watch it every couple of months. It's so damn good. So many quotable and memorable moments.
     
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    Classic
     
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    Yup, Caesar style.


    That he did.
     
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