Jul 21, 2010 · 6:30 PM
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Herostratus was a young man who set fire to the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus (in what is now western Turkey) in his quest for fame on July 21, 356 BC. The temple was constructed of marble and considered the most beautiful of some thirty shrines built by the Greeks to honour their goddess of the hunt, the wild and childbirth. Four hundred and twenty-five feet long, and supported by columns sixty feet high, it was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Herostratus proudly claimed credit for the fire in an attempt to immortalise his name in history. To dissuade similar-minded fame-seekers, the Ephesean authorities not only executed him, but also condemned him to a legacy of obscurity by forbidding mention of his name under penalty of death. This obviously did not work, as we now know him for the dumbass that he is.
In honor of that act of stupidity, we will drum!
We'll be meeting at my house (if it's raining or way too hot, we'll do it inside).
This will be our 30th meetup (according to meetup.com), so I definitely think food is in order. Bring a potluck dish or some kind of snack to share... drinks, cups, plates, and utensils will be provided. If you have a drum and/or noise-maker, remember to bring that as well; however, don't be discouraged from coming if you don't have an instrument... we tend to have extras.