His life, from birth, was planned for him. Born to wealth and power, his education the best, he grew up believing he was invincible.
As a young man, newly married to the state’s most beautiful and elegant young lady, he was already held in high regard by everyone. His stature was indisputable. His wealth, inherited and earned, was legendary. Money paved every path.
His wife closed her eyes to his “indiscretions.” She dutifully produced an heir, and dutifully died thereafter.
Now, he has a huge gravestone and a herd of goats to keep him company.