Saturday, February 04, 2012

The Twelve Caesars - page 312, Domitian

Domitian had a ruddy complexion; large, rather weak eyes; and a modest expression. He was tall and well-made, except for his feet which had hammer-toes. Later, he lost his hair and developed a paunch; and, as a result of protracted illness, his legs grew spindling. He took as a personal insult any reference, joking or otherwise, to bald men, being extremely sensitive about his own baldness ... .

Red-faced, bald, and with ugly feet. It's a wonder he got a wife as good-looking as he did.

I think my bald husband is jealous.

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