The Mutilation of the Herms
Pictures related to the so-called "mutilation of the herms," a city-wide act of vandalism that led to a sort of witch hunt in Athens in 415 B.C. The incident is…
Diocleides allegedly saw the hermokopidae milling around the Theater of Dionysus in the middle of the night before they'd vandalized the statues. He had woken up early because he had to walk down to Laurium in southern Attica, some 20 or 25 miles away, to collect a payment from a slave who was working the silver mines there.