Corpus ID: 11156228

The history and pathology of crucifixion.

@article{Retief2003TheHA,
  title={The history and pathology of crucifixion.},
  author={F. Retief and L. Cilliers},
  journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde},
  year={2003},
  volume={93 12},
  pages={
          938-41
        }
}
  • F. Retief, L. Cilliers
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine
  • South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde
In antiquity crucifixion was considered one of the most brutal and shameful modes of death. Probably originating with the Assyrians and Babylonians, it was used systematically by the Persians in the 6th century BC. Alexander the Great brought it from there to the eastern Mediterranean countries in the 4th century BC, and the Phoenicians introduced it to Rome in the 3rd century BC. It was virtually never used in pre-Hellenic Greece. The Romans perfected crucifion for 500 years until it was… Expand
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