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Anthemios of Tralles

Thomas E. Russo

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online January 1998 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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(b Tralles [now Aydin, Turkey]; fl early 6th century AD). Greek architect, scientist and mathematician. Together with Isidoros of Miletus he was engaged by Justinian I (reg AD 527–565) to design Hagia Sophia (see Istanbul, §III, 1(ii)(a)). Prokopios (Buildings, I.i.24) called him ‘the most learned man in the skilled craft which is known as the art of building’ and described the dome of Hagia Sophia as ‘suspended from

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