Funny / The Histories

  • Xerxes having the water at the Strait of Hellespont lashed as punishment for a storm that damaged the Persians' pontoon bridge.
  • When 240,000 Egyptian soldiers deserted from their posts, Pharoah Psammetichus attempted to convince them not to abandon their wives and children. One of the deserters allegedly pointed to his genitals, and said that as long as they had these, they'd always have wives and children.