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(fl.mid-C4 bc).

Hellenistic architect, supposedly the designer of the city of Alexandria, laid out on the most lavish lines. He was reported by Vitruvius to have proposed reconstructing Mount Athos into a gigantic carved image of Alexander the Great. He may have been (with Paeonius) the architect of the last great Ionic temple of Artemis at Ephesus (from 356 bc).

Martin (1956);Vitruvius Pollio (1955–6)

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