A 4th Century CE Greek arsonist set fire to the Temple of Artemis to gain notoriety. How did the Greeks seek to prevent this from happening?

Answer: They attempted to introduce a law that forbade anyone from speaking his name, a method called damnatio memoriae. The plan didn’t work as we know his name, Herostratus.

Source: Word of Mouth – Fame and Its Personifications in Art and Literature by Gianni Guastella

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