I don't know about you, but I wouldn't want the job on the basis of those odds alone...
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Thems pretty bad odds
Most Roman Emperors suspected that nearly everyone was plotting against them. And rightfully so. Of the seventy-six emperors who took the throne from the reign of Augustus to the ascension of Constantine, only nineteen died natural deaths. Seven were killed in battle, forty-two were murdered, two others probably were murdered, and six were forced to commit suicide.— The Triumph of Christianity, pages 21-22