The Tale of Electius: A Moral Fable for Modern Times

Electius believed himself above the gods.

Gladiator in the Capitol Building, Washington D.C., Copyright Loura Lawrence, 2017

Electius believed himself above the gods.

As ruler, he began to apply his “signature” to different pages of law books, religion, and history, having them evicted from the official state annals.

He wanted no precedents, no lessons, and no moral warnings, believing them to be…