Friday, September 09, 2011

Top Five Mad Roman Emperors

As I mentioned when discussing Game of Thrones a few weeks ago, the figure of the Mad Emperor seems to be one of Rome's most enduring contributions to popular culture, something I'm sure would distress any actual Romans - though it's got to be better than the orgy, their other major (sometimes related) contribution.

We've seen many different versions of several historical 'mad' emperors over the years; these are a few of my favourites.

By Juliette Harrison

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