Caligula Issue no. 229 Summer 2019 after Suetonius Caligula ordered the night city illuminated. Every stoop, porch, or balcony was a stage. He made the senators dress as prostitutes—tight silk skirts, paste-on eyelashes.Up to a matron to wriggle into a boy’s shorts. Marcus Severus, one-armed veteran of our labyrinthine border wars, had to hobble into the amphitheaterarmed with a plume and attack a lion. A plume! We were fascinated.We were all players, who was the audience?