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

<idle musing>
I don't know about you, but I wouldn't want the job on the basis of those odds alone...
</idle musing>

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