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date: 29 November 2020


, Greek sculptor
  • Gisela M. A. Richter
  •  and Antony Spawforth


Active during the second quarter of the 5th cent. bce, to be distinguished from a second Calamis, sculptor and silversmith, working after c.400 bce, perhaps his grandson. He worked in marble, bronze, and gold and ivory. His style was distinguished for its grace and refinement, and he was famous for his statues of horses. Pausanias (9. 16. 1) states that he made a statue of *Zeus*Ammon for *Pindar, and a ram-bearing *Hermes for *Tanagra (9. 22. 1); the latter is reproduced on Roman coins of that city. His most ambitious work was a colossal bronze statue of Apollo, 30 cubits (15 m.: 50 ft.) high, which he made for Apollonia Pontica (Plin. HN 34. 39; Strabo 7. 319). It is perhaps reproduced on silver coins of that city. His Sosandra was praised by *Lucian (Eikones 6) for the simple and orderly arrangement of its drapery. His Apollo Alexikakos, which stood in the *Ceramicus of Athens (Paus.

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