In a now famous remark, Edward Gibbons observed that ‘of the first fifteen emperors Claudius was the only one whose taste in love was entirely correct’, meaning heterosexual. If Gibbon was right, the Roman Empire was ruled for almost 200 consecutive years by men whose homosexual interests, if not exclusive, were sufficiently noteworthy to be included for posterity.

Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality by John Boswell.

"But," added W.C. Firebaugh in 1966, “Claudius was a moron.”

(via homosexualityandcivilization)

James McAvoy: Hunger Magazine BTS

Sometimes the meaning is hard to see, but this time I believe it is clear.

make me choose → asked by anonymous
francis or sebastian?