Thursday, 8 March 2012
Apotheosis of a Megalomaniac
Apotheosis, for those of you who have lives and don't spend your time rummaging through old books (or reading Dan Brown), is the exaltation of a figure to divine status. And who better to divinize than Napoleon?
So. He gets a crown to wear on top of his crown. Also he gets a crystal ball. I guess that might have been more helpful prior to Waterloo. Maybe it's the sarcastic welcome present of the other gods? Anyway, now everyone will respect him!
However, my favorite part of the picture is this: