In this article, J. Kosak discusses the relevance, causes, and perceptions of suicide in ancient Greece. She begins the article by professing that suicide in ancient Greece was perceived in different ways based on ones morals and sex. According to Kosak, suicide was scarce in Greek men mythology with the exceptions of Ajax and Hercules, both of whom committed suicide over the issue of lack of honor. But it was more prevalent in battle, especially among sole survivors who did not want to face the charge of pusillanimity when they returned home. Fighting was very important in Greek life, and if a person was the only soldier to return from battle, he would be viewed as a coward for not dying on the battlefield with his fellow Greeks. Even though
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