Destruction of Art in Corinth
The incidents of the capture of Corinth were melancholy. The soldiers cared nothing for the
The destruction of the works of art in Corinth, September, B. C. 146.
works of art and the consecrated statues. I
saw with my own eyes pictures thrown on the
ground and soldiers playing dice on them; among
them was a picture of Dionysus by Aristeides—in reference
to which they say that the proverbial saying arose, "Nothing
to the Dionysus,"—and the Hercules tortured by the shirt of
Deianeira. . . .