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date: 29 November 2020

Callimachus(2)locked

, Greek sculptor, fl. c. 430–400 bce
  • Andrew F. Stewart

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He made a golden lamp for the *Erechtheum, a set of bronze Laconian dancers, and a *Hera for *Plataea, and allegedly invented the Corinthian capital (Vitr. 4. 1. 9–10). He may also have invented the running drill (cf. Paus. 1. 26. 6–7), but over-elaboration spoiled his work (Plin. HN 34.

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