was a mocker
rather than a flatterer.
From this he was called


For ten years
a most excellent man;

For the following second ten
a brigand;

For the last,
on account of his
unrestrained prodigality,
a ward irresponsible
for his own actions.

The History of Aurelius Victor

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The Good
[ 305 - 314 CE]

The Bad
[ 315 - 324 CE]

The Ugly
[ 325 - 337 CE ]

Nicaea onwards ...

"Where you have a concentration of power in a few hands, all too frequently men with the mentality of gangsters get control.
History has proven that. All power corrupts; Absolute power corrupts absolutely"
John Dalberg-Acton (1834-1902),