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Aeschylus' Turtle Shell
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Origin

Aeschylus

Type

Turtle Shell

Effects

Induces massive head trauma

Downsides

Effects

Activation

Touch

Collected by

Helen A. Peck

Section

Branscomb-43G

Aisle

88776-098776657

Shelf

76980-87654-9086557

Date of Collection

April 15th, 1838

[Source]


OriginEdit

Aeschylus (c. 525/524 BC – c. 456/455 BC) was the first of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays can still be read or performed, the others being Sophocles and Euripides. He is often described as the father of tragedy.

Valerius Maximus wrote that he was killed by a tortoise dropped by an eagle that had mistaken his head for a rock suitable for shattering the shell of the reptile. Pliny, in his Naturalis Historiæ, adds that Aeschylus had been staying outdoors to avert a prophecy that he would be killed by a falling object.

EffectsEdit

Touching the turtle shell causes massive head trauma.

CollectionEdit

This artifact was collected by Helen A. Peck on April 15th, 1838.

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