Strange tales #2. The death of Heraclitus

Heraclitus, a philosopher mentioned in passing by Marcus Aurelius in his Meditations, developed dropsy, or oedema, an accumulation of fluid under the skin. Finding no relief available from physicians, reports vary over whether he died after burying himself in cow manure in a cowshed, expecting the warmth to draw out the noxious humour, or smeared himself with the manure and was then devoured by dogs. Needless to say, he was a Stoic.

Thanks Wikipedia



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