30 Most Ridiculous Laws From Ancient Times

Gruesome Death For Committing Patricide

#10 Gruesome Death For Committing Patricide

Patricide – killing one’s own father – is one of the most heinous crimes. And perhaps that’s the reason why Romans condemned the guilty to a gruesome death.

If a person was found guilty of murdering their own father, they were blindfolded and beaten untilthey were moribund. Then, they were thrown into a sack with a bunch of animals –a serpent, an ape, a rooster, and a dog – and tossed into the sea.

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