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Ara Pacis

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Classical Studies.

A monumental altar erected in the northern Campus Martius near the via Lata, one of the major products of Augustan public art. It was voted in 13 bc by the senate, as Augustus records in...

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Epigonus

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Pergamene sculptor, active c. 240–220 bc. Epigonus signed eight dedications at Pergamum; Pliny (the Elder) Naturalis historia 34. 88 mentions him as the author of numerous bronzes,...

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Geometric art

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Term applied to Greek art in the 9th and 8th centuries bc, named after the decoration associated with the pottery of the period. Vases are characteristically divided into painted horizontal...

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Hagesander

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Rhodian sculptors, active between 50 bc and ad 25. Pliny, Naturalis historia 36. 37f. mentions them as the authors of the Laocoön, found in Rome in 1516 and immensely influential ...

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Lysippus

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Greek sculptor from Sicyon, near Corinth, active in the middle and later 4th century bc. He was one of the most famous of Greek sculptors, with a long and prolific career (he worked from...

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Paeonius

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Greek sculptor from Mende, active c.420 bc. Known from an original work found at Olympia—a marble statue of a flying Nike, mounted on a high triangular base, and displayed before the...

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Polyclitus

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(5th century bc),

Greek sculptor, known for his statues of idealized male athletes. Two Roman copies of his works survive, the Doryphoros (spear-bearer) and the Diadumenos (youth...

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Praxiteles

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(mid 4th century bc),

Athenian sculptor, only one of whose works, Hermes Carrying the Infant Dionysus, survives. He is also noted for a statue of Aphrodite, of which there are only...

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Scopas

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Parian sculptor and architect, active c. 370–330 bc. Specializing in younger divinities, he was reckoned among the three principal Greek ‘sculptors of gods’ (ἀγαλματοποιοί) and ‘sculptors...

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