Alcamenes


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Alcamenes

(ăl'kəmē`nēz), fl. 5th cent. B.C., Athenian sculptor, said to have been a pupil and rival of Phidias. He worked in gold, ivory, and bronze. His Aphrodite of the Gardens at Athens was one of the first sculptures to display the body in detail beneath drapery. Pausanias erroneously attributed to him the sculptures of the west pediment of the temple of Zeus at Olympia. He was also well known for his Hermes Propylaios [Hermes of the gateway] at the entrance of the Acropolis of Athens. A Roman copy found at Pergamum is in the Turkish Museum of Antiquities in İstanbul.
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No es de extranar que la Seccion I se centrara en las estatuas de Alcamenes y Fidias, segun la antigua historia de Historiarum variarum Chiliades Graece (Amsterdam, 1649) de Joannes Tzetza, que Caramuel tradujo puntualmente al espanol, y comento en la Seccion II.
Eurysthenes Procles Prehistoric The Chronography Agis Sous (Herodotus) Echestratos Eurypon Labotas Prytanis Doryssos Eunomos Agesilaos I Polydectes Archelaus Charillos Teleclos Nicander Alcamenes Theopompus Polydoros Zeuxidamos Eurycrates Anaxidamos Anaxander Archidamos I Eurycrates II Agesicles Leon Ariston c.
In brief, we must consider that the writer of history should be like Phidias or Praxiteles or Alcamenes or one of the other sculptors .