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Funny (and not so funny) things in serious books #1

“Drusus […] had a hasty temper and a streak of cruelty in his nature, but whether he exercised these on his wife and whether, if he did, she found them displeasing is quite beyond conjecture.” (Robin Seager, Tiberius, Malden, MA 22005, 155. — Italics mine.)

Why would anyone find a hasty temper and a streak of cruelty displeasing, especially in someone they’re married to? What a funny thought.