herostratic fame

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EtymologyEdit

After Herostratus, an arsonist who sought fame by destroying the temple of Artemis at Ephesus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

NounEdit

herostratic fame (uncountable)

  1. (idiomatic) Fame (or infamy) won through destruction, crime or some other misdeed.