Seneca: The Pumpkinification of the Divine Claudius

When someone important and of questionable character dies, should we make fun of them?

Claudius depicted as the Roman god Jupiter, 1st century, Vatican Museum — Wikimedia

“His last words heard among mortals — after he had let out a louder sound from that part with which he found it easier to communicate — were as follows: ‘Good heavens. I think…

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