Peter Green: Alcibiades the Vandal, 25 April 2013
Show More The Mutilation of the Herms: Unpacking an Ancient Mystery by Debra Hamel.
CreateSpace, 54 pp., £5, March 2012, 978 1 4750 5193 3Show More
“... entrances to sacred sites and private homes, and there was a large number of them in the Agora. As Debra Hamel points out in her useful short listing and analysis of the sources for this notorious episode, they ‘stood guard … marking the boundaries between the sacred and the secular’.* Though vandalism by drunken revellers, then as now, was by no ...”