Top 10 drinkers and abstainers from political history

23rd June, 2017 by admin

Going a little further back, it’s hard to find a Roman politician or leader who wasn’t a fan of bacchanalia – aptly derived from the Roman festival of Bacchus, which was celebrated with dancing, song, and revelry. But even by Roman standards, Emperor Tiberius took tying one on to the extreme. He famously used alcohol as a form of torture – tying men’s penises with lute strings then forcing them to drink wine until their bladders burst.

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