The Cinderella Syndrome - from swineherd to Emperor - prostitute to Empress

Mar 2018
839
UK
Napoelon (the Great) the First.

Before you say he was of noble descent through his father. His father Carlo Bounaparte, a Corsican noble, had a great love for the Parisian roulette tables - his son Napoleon barely had enough money to even enter military school.
I still consider this "middle class to Emperor" rather than "swineherd to Emperor".
 
Mar 2018
839
UK
Not the amount of money his father lost at the roulette table - it reduced his family to low class.
There's more to social class then money. My understanding is that the Bonaparte family were still respected in the local community and generally well thought of. They had access to education and weren't doing menial farm labour from childhood.
 

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Ad Honorem
Oct 2010
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Napoelon (the Great) the First.

Before you say he was of noble descent through his father. His father Carlo Bounaparte, a Corsican noble, had a great love for the Parisian roulette tables - his son Napoleon barely had enough money to even enter military school.
Did not need mony he had enough politic influcence and backing. His father got him a scholarship.

Napoloen attended prestiageous miliatry school with othe rnobles on a King's scholarship acheived by politicsal pull. he was parachuted into command of teh amryof italy without any real command experince over the heads of many much more qualified and experinced Generals as a political appiontment. The Bonaprtes chnaged their colours and jib to get favours and advancement from both King and revolutionaries.
 
Jul 2017
247
Neverland
sappho... as in the poet?

Yes, the archaic Greek poetess. Please, ignore her likeness in images provided or date and year of birth, for nothing is etched in stone
concerning these details. All we know is she was short in stature and dark in complexion, with heavy inclination towards homosexual love, which is reflected in her poetry.

Her brother Charaxus used large portion of his wealth to buy Rhodopis out of slavery and make her a free person, after which she becomes Queen to her Pharaon husband. Sappho bitterly chastises her brother for wanton spending on Rhodopis and mentions her real name in the process ie Dorika. Rhodopis is a nickname meaning...rosy cheeks.
 
Jul 2017
247
Neverland
Also, Sappho as described by ancient sources will have matched the outer appearance of an ancient Greek - short with olive skin, curly black hair, dark or brown eyes. The Greeks were one of the Sea People of the late Bronze Era that have a heavy semitic appearance and genes. Phoenicians colonized many Aegean islands and southernmost Greece, plus the Jewish Dan(lost tribe of Israel) settled in the lower half of Greece, hence the semitic looks of todays Greeks.The tribe of Dan were depicted by Egypt as Denyen and one of the Sea People that devastated the Mediterranean. In todays Greece these Jewish Dan are known as ...Danaos and many placenames and companies of industry are named Danaos. To Israelites the tribe of Dan are forefathers of Samson, of the Samson and Delilah fame of the Bible.