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He thought there was no other use of riches and money than to squander them away profusely; regarding all those as sordid wretches who kept their expenses within due boundsLjand extolling those as truly noble and generous souls, who lavished away and wasted all they possessed. He praised and admired his uncle CaiusThe emperor Caligula, who was the brother of Nero's mother, Agrippina. upon no account more, than for squandering in a short time the vast treasure left him by Tiberius. Accordingly, he was himself extravagant and profuse, beyond all bounds. He spent upon Tiridates eight hundred thousand sesterces a day, a sum almost incredible; and at his departure, presented him with upwards of a million. See before, c. xiii. Tiridates was nine months in Rome or the neighbourhood, and was entertained the whole time at the emperor's expense. He likewise bestowed upon Menecrates the harper, and Spicillus a gladiator, the estates and houses of men who had received the honour of a triumph.