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  Calligula, son of Germanicus, is named emperor

Calligula, son of Germanicus, is named emperor
  CALIGULA ERA (37-41)

37 AD - Tiberius' death and succession
Tiberius dies at his retreat at Capri. Gaius Caesar is named emperor. He is known as Caligula, or 'little boots' - a nickname given to him as a boy by the soldiers of his father, Germanicus, because of the small army boots he once wore.

40 - Philo appeals to Rome
Jews in Alexandria send the Jewish scholar Philo to the Emperor Caligula in Rome to ask for protection against attacks from the Alexandrian Greeks.
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