The bizarre and gruesome deaths of ancient Greece
So much for dying with dignity
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When we think of ancient Greece, we think of the birth of civilization. It was a time of immense development for mankind, from the creation of democracy to breakthroughs in philosophy, science, and art. Brave heroes and innovative geniuses seemed to be run-of-the-mill.
But if Greek mythology is to be believed, it was also an extremely dangerous time and place to be alive. Many of the greatest minds died as a result of their own innovation, while several others simply laughed themselves to death. Strange objects falling from the sky were also a serious risk!
When it comes to the deaths of famous figures from ancient Greece, each story is more absurd than the last. Click through the gallery to learn more about a choice few.
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