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10.A Greek Tragedy

30 Jan

FACT: Greek The Playwright in question actually wrote only of his military achievements on his headstone, never mentioning his plays once.Playwright Aeschylus (pronounced ess-ki-les) is considered to be the father of tragedy and so it seems fitting that he did suffer a rather tragic, if hilarious death.

In 456BC he was visiting the small city of Gela when an opportunistic eagle mistook his bald head for a rock and dropped upon it from it’s lofty heights, a tortoise which plummeted downwards and thanks to the eagles accuracy hit Aeschylus right on top of his fragile cranium, rendering him dead.

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Posted by on January 30, 2011 in Trivia

 

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One response to “10.A Greek Tragedy

  1. Who am i again?

    December 8, 2011 at 10:47

    so shredder’s not the only one getting has ass whooped by a turtle….

     

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