Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Fact of the Day: Death of Aeschylus

Ancient Greek playwright  Aeschylus was known as the Father of Tragedy, and ironically his death was quite tragic as well. He was standing outside one day and an eagle dropped a turtle/tortoise on his head thinking it was a rock in an attempt to crack the shell. 

11 comments:

  1. What a way to GO! I guess, as the saying goes, he never knew what hit him. This is certainly an interesting Fact of the day.

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  2. So strange death! Any way, very cute turtle!

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  3. I've heard this story and have always wondered if it was true.

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  4. lmao wow, now that is a freak death

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  5. Also the father of tragicomedy, by the sound of it. What a hilarious way to go.

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  6. Legendary death yes. Historic Hawaiians have died from falling coconuts too, Adam

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  7. Death by Tortoise! Talk about an interesting way to go

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  8. Seriously? No kidding? That's amazing! How bizarre!

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