The terrible tyrant

Phalaris was a tyrant of ancient Agrigento especially known for his cruelty: he had a torture machine, a bronze bull called the Bull of Phalaris, inside of which he roasted convicted people alive!
A controversial individual, he was accused of taking power by deception, but under his leadership the city managed to expand its rule almost to Gela, the motherland of the founders of Akragas.