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Re: British Museum exhibit on the Emperor Nero
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According to the historical record, both Nero and Caligula started off as perfectly normal people -- only to eventually go haywire. The strong suspicion is that both cases were caused by mercury poisoning. Not that it excuses their actions, but that it makes the situations somewhat understandable.
The British Museum Has Set Out to Prove That Infamous Roman Emperor Nero Wasn’t So Bad (Artnet News)