[edited, now i remember] the greek tragedist Aeschylus died that way, actually it was quite common to see hawks drop tortoises on stones in the past.
what do care an hawk for the head of a person after all?
Aeschilus died in 456 a.c., about 70 years old, a Gela, in Sicilia and the stories were spread about the hawk who mistaken his bald head for a stone. the stories may come from the comic poets' kiddin about the insondable highness of the tragedist' diction. or may be true.
Last edited by Marcuz; 19 January 2007 at 15:05.