The brazen bull was a torture and execution device designed in ancient Greece. Its inventor, metal worker Perillos of Athens, proposed it to Phalaris, the tyrant of Akragas, as a means of executing criminals. Perillos said to Phalaris: "[His screams] will come to you through the pipes as the tenderest, most pathetic, most melodious of bellowings." Disgusted by these words, Phalaris ordered it tested on Perillos himself.

The brazen bull was a torture and execution device designed in ancient Greece. Its inventor, metal worker Perillos of Athens, proposed it to Phalaris, the tyrant of Akragas, as a means of executing criminals. Perillos said to Phalaris: "[His screams] will come to you through the pipes as the tenderest, most pathetic, most melodious of bellowings." Disgusted by these words, Phalaris ordered it tested on Perillos himself.

The brazen bull is an execution/torture device designed in ancient Greece. Perillos of Athens, a brass-founder proposed to Phalaris, Tyrant of Agrigentum, the invention of a new means for executing criminals; accordingly, he cast a brazen bull, made totally of brass, hollow, with a door in the side. The condemned was shut up in the bull and a fire was set under it, heating the metal until it became "red hot" and causing the person inside to slowly roast to death. So that 'nothing unseemly…

The brazen bull is an execution/torture device designed in ancient Greece. Perillos of Athens, a brass-founder proposed to Phalaris, Tyrant of Agrigentum, the invention of a new means for executing criminals; accordingly, he cast a brazen bull, made totally of brass, hollow, with a door in the side. The condemned was shut up in the bull and a fire was set under it, heating the metal until it became "red hot" and causing the person inside to slowly roast to death. So that 'nothing unseemly…

The Death Penalty: 10 Brutal Historical Means of Execution | Urbanist

The Death Penalty: 10 Brutal Historical Means of Execution | Urbanist

The brazen bull was invented by Perillos of Athens somewhere between 570 and 554 BC.

The Dark and Brutal History of The Brazen Bull

The brazen bull was invented by Perillos of Athens somewhere between 570 and 554 BC.

Brazen bull - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Brazen bull - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

7 inventors killed by their inventions: Perillos of Athens - Inventor of the Brazen Bull

7 inventors killed by their inventions

7 inventors killed by their inventions: Perillos of Athens - Inventor of the Brazen Bull

Brazen bull - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Brazen bull - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

McGibs's Bloody Beasties of Khorne! (DV Bolterboys on Page3!) - Forum - DakkaDakka | Next time play better.

McGibs's Bloody Beasties of Khorne! (DV Bolterboys on Page3!) - Forum - DakkaDakka | Next time play better.

Brazen bull - Wikipedia

Brazen bull - Wikipedia

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