ArchiveDecember 2011

‘The rise of Idiots’


“He [the emperor Claudius] did not, indeed, keep silent on the subject of his own stupidity but asserted in severel little speeches that he deliberately pretended to be stupid when Caligula was in power, since otherwise he would not have survived and risen to his present station. However, he did not convince people, for shortly afterwards a book appeared under the Greek title ‘The...

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