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Picture No 10006554
Date 508 BC
Description Gaius Mucius Scaevola burns his own hand
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Gaius Mucius Scaevola, would-be assassin of the Etruscan king, Lars Porsenna, when captured burns his own right hand as a sign of his determination. After this he received the name Scaevola, meaning left-handed.
Source Mirys Picture No.22
Credit Mary Evans Picture Library
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Mary Evans Picture No 10006554 - Gaius Mucius Scaevola, would-be assassin of the Etruscan king, Lars Porsenna, when captured burns his own right hand as a sign of his determination. After this he received the name Scaevola, meaning left-handed.

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