What does absolute power do to you? MJ Akbar writes an interesting book review for The Twelve Caesars. A good read, detailing some of the excesses of Julius Caesar and Nero. Some of the moral depravity will amaze you even today. But, there is still some point in reading about the lives of these emperors.
“One misconception foisted by moral science classes is that we learn best from the lives of the worthy. There is at least as much, if not more, to be learned from excess and depravity.”