Finally, the portraits of her dating to the time of Tiberius are still idealized, but not as much as those from the period of Caligula's reign.
Because he was afflicted with a limp and slight deafness due to sickness at a young age, his family ostracized him and excluded him from public office until his consulship, shared with his nephew Caligula in 37. Claudius' infirmity probably saved him from the fate of many other nobles during the purges of Tiberius' and Caligula's reigns;
He expanded the imperial bureaucracy to include freedmen, and helped to restore the empire's finances after the excess of Caligula's reign.
According to Cassius Dio Claudius became very sickly and thin by the end of Caligula's reign, most likely due to stress.
Philo describes the first seven months of Caligula's reign as completely blissful.
According to Suetonius, in the first year of Caligula's reign he squandered 2.7 billion sesterces that Tiberius had amassed.
The facts and circumstances of Caligula's reign are mostly lost to history.
Caligula's sister, Agrippina the Younger, wrote an autobiography that certainly included a detailed explanation of Caligula's reign, but it too is lost.
Cassius Dio's work is invaluable because it alone gives a loose chronology of Caligula's reign.
Little is written on the first two years of Caligula's reign.
Caligula's reign lasted from 37 until 41. He died from multiple stab wounds in January of 41 after being ambushed by his own Praetorian Guard on the Palatine Hill.