"Caligula was also reluctantly described by sources as an excellent speaker, very persuasive and generally popular with the Roman people."
Perhaps he wrote speaches for others?
"It must be kept in mind that the records that we have of Caligula were all written by his political opponents, those most damaged by his attempt to enforce his absolute authority."
We shall have to hear from Mr. Pope for the answer .... soon, I hope :-)
© Charles N. Pope, US Library of Congress. All rights reserved.