Ancient History Competition 19

Manolis grades the difficulty of the following quiz at 4 out of 10.

He was obsessively loved by the Syracusans, relentlessly mocked by Aristophanes, and brutally killed by dogs. Who was he?

Economic historian and numismatic consultant


  1. Euripides!

  2. Correct! Which of the three elements helped you find it? The Syracusans, Aristophanes, or the dogs?

  3. I have a short story in which a strong but dumb Athenian escapes the quarry in Syracuse by agreeing to recite Euripides at a public performance. It all goes horribly wrong!

    I’m still polishing the story but I’ll let you know when it’s out if you’re interested.

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