- Me: i need to cry non-stop for a while over ships, and dead characters.
- Rational Part of my Brain: Are you sure that's socially acceptable at this hour?
- Me: ...
- Me: Fuck it, it's 1 o'clock in the morning somewhere.
after racking my brain I remember I disliked Napoleon's treatment of Venice, actually just generally the French treatment of the Venetian Republic. Thinkers like Rousseau frequently maligned the "shady doings" of the Council of Ten, when in fact it functioned as a fair and much liked instrument of justice. Napoleon himself screamed his head off about the supposed treachery of the Republic before taking over the city and ending Venice as a political entity. book = Venice: A New History by Madden