Bonus to “It’s all Greek to me”

A bit of trivia as a sidenote to this column:

Aeschylus was a playwright and poet known for his tragedies, of which only a handful exist today. The death of Aeschylus, if the legend is true, was caused by a head wound that resulted from an eagle dropping a tortoise on the victim’s head, as depicted by Finiguerra’s work below.

308px-Death_of_Aeschylus_in_Florentine_Picture_Chronicle
By Maso Finiguerra. – 15th century Florentine Picture Chronicle by Maso Finiguerra., Public Domain, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=40931928

 

 

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