Ian Steele

Day 11: Cruel

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Going back in time for this one. The Brazen Bull has always been near the top of my "Things to never do" list.

Once upon a time in ancient Greece (around 560 B.C.), the seaside colony of Akragas (modern day Sicily) was controlled by a powerful but cruel tyrant named Phalaris. He ruled a wealthy and lovely metropolis with an iron fist.

"When the fire was stoked sufficiently, a poor soul would be thrown into the bull, where the heat of its metal body roasted him alive. The pipes and whistles converted the screams of the damned to the snorts and growls of a bull."

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