Why do unfortunates suffer from Montezuma's revenge? Just what was so Great about Peter, Catherine, Frederick and Alexander? What did Cleopatra see to admire in the fat man with a beard Mark Anthony? Learn all this and more in Will Cuppy's humorous romp through the great names of world history. First published in 1950, it presents the stories of heroes and villains through the ages from Nero and Cleopatra to Attila the Hun; from Lady Godiva and Lucrezia Borgia to Christopher Columbus and Leif the Lucky as you've never known them before: foolish, fallible and very much our common ancestors.