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By Anton J. L. van Hooff

Utilizing nearly 1000 case stories, either genuine and fictional, Dr van Hooff offers us with a special and fascinating perception into self-killing within the Graeco-Roman world.
The writer analyses the equipment and factors which lie in the back of self-killing touching on them to old renowned morality because it seems within the a number of media and lines the improvement of the idea that of self-murder, instead of the unique notion of autothanasia, which lies on the root of the Christian abhorrence of suicide.

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