According to Plutarch in “Life of Solon”, "And Draco himself, they say, being asked why he made death the penalty for most offenses, replied that in his opinion the lesser ones deserved it, and for the greater ones no heavier penalty could be found."
2) (often lowercase) rigorous; unusually severe or cruel: Draconian forms of punishments
So, I think I have to agree with Powell's title for this story, Draco did suffer an Unfortunate Death.....
I'm trying to think what question I can ask for today's discussion. Asking for the most unusual death you've heard about seems a bit macabre and I don't want to gross people out. So, maybe we can do with the title of the book....curious events in history, what's one you've heard about?
Anna Kathryn Lanier
Booksigning - August 15
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