History has had its shares of crazy kings/rulers, and the Persian king Cambyses most certainly was one of them. Herodotus was a large part of our end-work for Greek in school, so I read quite some of his histories, but in Greek, before.
The Madness of Cambyses is not as famous as for examples Croesus – the richest man on Earth, but well worth a read.
The Madness of Cambyses (Little Black Classics #78) – Herodotus
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