Suicide In Ancient Greek By Lykouras

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According to L. Lykouras and others in the introduction, references referring to suicide in ancient Greece typically don’t mention the mental state of the victim but rather only provide the motive for suicide, which include loss of honor, ignominy, and exile. There is not much numerical data, but scholars account for the fact that suicide must have been relatively common. In the second paragraph pertaining to suicides in ancient Greece, Lykouras and others assert mental illness, shame, and hopeless love as the most common grounds for suicide. Herodotus, an ancient Greek historian, describes a situation in which the son of the king of Sparta killed himself because of mania, a mental disorder. The authors also reinforce the concept that women

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