Barion Pixel
Words are deeds.”

Cart content

Checkout

Total price:

New books Atlantisz books All books in shop Our recommendation Customers favorite Discount Books

Check out our latest books

How to Be a Bad Emperor: An Ancient Guide to Truly Terrible Leaders

How to Be a Bad Emperor: An Ancient Guide to Truly Terrible Leaders
Cover: Fűzött
ISBN: 9780691193991
Language: angol, latin
Size: 115*180
Weight: 373 g
Page no.: 336
Publish year: 2020
-10%
5 810 Ft
5 229 Ft
Add to cart
In stock

How to Be a Bad Emperor: An Ancient Guide to Truly Terrible Leaders

If recent history has taught us anything, it’s that sometimes the best guide to leadership is the negative example. But that insight is hardly new. Nearly 2,000 years ago, Suetonius wrote Lives of the Caesars, perhaps the greatest negative leadership book of all time. He was ideally suited to write about terrible political leaders; after all, he was also the author of Famous Prostitutes and Words of Insult, both sadly lost. In How to Be a Bad Emperor, Josiah Osgood provides crisp new translations of Suetonius’s briskly paced, darkly comic biographies of the Roman emperors Julius Caesar, Tiberius, Caligula, and Nero. Entertaining and shocking, the stories of these ancient anti-role models show how power inflames leaders’ worst tendencies, causing almost incalculable damage.

Complete with an introduction and the original Latin on facing pages, How to Be a Bad Emperor is both a gleeful romp through some of the nastiest bits of Roman history and a perceptive account of leadership gone monstrously awry. We meet Caesar, using his aunt’s funeral to brag about his descent from gods and kings—and hiding his bald head with a comb-over and a laurel crown; Tiberius, neglecting public affairs in favor of wine, perverse sex, tortures, and executions; the insomniac sadist Caligula, flaunting his skill at cruel put-downs; and the matricide Nero, indulging his mania for public performance.

In a world bristling with strongmen eager to cast themselves as the Caesars of our day, How to Be a Bad Emperor is a delightfully enlightening guide to the dangers of power without character.





The series's other books Full list

Related books

On Identity

10%3 402 Ft3 780 Ft

Add to cart
This site uses cookies to improve your user experience. Details Accept