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. by whatilearned June 7, 2022, 7:05 pm Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aeschylus#Death What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote AeschylusancientBirdbreakdieddroppedfathergenregreatestGreeceopenregardedrockthinkingTILToday I learnedtortoisetragedians See more Previous article TIL The national anthem of Italy mentiones Poland and the national anthem of Poland mentions Italy, both in a positive way. Next article What mistakes do smart people still make despite thinking they don’t? 10 Comments Leave a Reply The article indicates the story could be legendary. Log in to Reply If someone died that way in a work of fiction, the entire audience would call bullshit. Log in to Reply I like turtles Log in to Reply Yet another danger of being bald, in addition to skin cancer and hypothermia risk! Log in to Reply Pythagoras was cooler. He could teleport. Log in to Reply Turtles all the way down Log in to Reply 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. Log in to Reply ‘Nothing forces us to know, What we do not want to know, Except pain’ Log in to Reply The inscription on his tomb is pretty bad ass. Log in to Reply What a tragedy Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.