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Herostratus

Herostratus, in ancient Greece - a madman that wanted to be remembered. He committed arson and set fire to the great Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the world

City Authorities afterwards forbade the mentioning of his name, on the penalty of death. This did not succeed ...



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