TIL Aeschylus, one of the greatest tragedians of ancient Greece, regarded as the father of the genre itself, died after a bird dropped a tortoise on his head, thinking it was a rock to break it open.

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  1. He was also a general at Marathon and he served in the Battle of Salamis. He was the epitome of Greek maleness, courageous, brave, militarily trained, and yet, an intellectual, and a prolific source of tragedies.

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