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December 20, 2015, 12:24 am
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If you don’t want anyone to know where you are buried and you have a lot of trustworthy henchmen:

Periander (628-588 BC): Like Thales, Solon and Chilon, Periander of Corinth was considered one of the Seven Sages of Greece. To others, like Aristotle, he was simply a tyrant. However, there is a bizarre story about the lengths to which Periander went in order to conceal his place of burial: he instructed two young men to meet a third man at a predetermined place and kill and bury him. Then he arranged for four men to pursue the first two and kill and bury them. Then he arranged for a larger group of men to hunt down the four. Having made all these preparations, he went out to meet the two young men for he, Periander, was the third man.

The Book of Dead Philosophers, Simon Critchley

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