[LMB] A thought I had

Federico Bergstein almirantenaismith at gmail.com
Thu May 11 17:57:39 BST 2017


Yes, sorry, it was after Caligula's death that the pretorian guard went
looking for an heir.

On Thu, May 11, 2017 at 1:50 PM, Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com> wrote:

> In early days in Japan, Emperors would retire in order to _get_ power.  An
> actual reigning Emperor had his days so clogged with ceremonial that he
> couldn't get anything done; a Retired Emperor, ruling from a Buddhist
> monastery or some such place, had no such restrictions.
>
> And Claudius came after Caligula, but before Nero.  Hope this correction
> doesn't mean I'm seen as Nero-minded.
>
> On Thu, May 11, 2017 at 11:29 AM, Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net> wrote:
>
> >
> > > On May 11, 2017, at 9:25 AM, Alex Kwan <litalex at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > >>> On May 10, 2017, at 8:40 PM, Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net>
> wrote:
> > >>> Has this ever happened in the history of kings and emperors?
> > >
> > > The Qing emperor Qianlong retired and let his son be the emperor, iirc.
> > >
> > > little Alex
> >
> > That usually is a way to *keep* power (in the family).
> >
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