Callicrates


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Callicrates

(kəlĭk`rətēz), 5th cent. B.C., Greek architect. In association with IctinusIctinus
, fl. 2d half of 5th cent. B.C., one of the greatest architects of Greece. His celebrated work is the Parthenon (447–432 B.C.) upon the acropolis at Athens, which he built with the architect Callicrates as associate.
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 he built (447–432 B.C.) the ParthenonParthenon
[Gr.,=the virgin's place], temple sacred to Athena, on the acropolis at Athens. Built under Pericles between 447 B.C. and 432 B.C., it is the culminating masterpiece of Greek architecture. Ictinus and Callicrates were the architects and Phidias supervised the sculpture.
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 at Athens. At Athens also he designed (c.427) the Temple of Nike.

Callicrates

(c. 500 B.C.)
Leading Athenian architect; famous for the design of the Parthenon along with Ictinus. He also designed the Temple of Nike Apteros and part of the defensive Long Walls connecting Athens to the port at Piraeus.

Callicrates

 

(Kallikrátēs), Greek architect of the mid-fifth century B.C.

Callicrates worked in Athens. He participated in the buildingof the so-called long walls and in the fortification of the easternpart of the Acropolis walls. He also built the Parthenon(447_ 438 B.C., together with Ictinus) and the small Ionic-styleTemple of Athena Nike (planned 449 B.C., finished c. 420 B.C.)on the Acropolis.

Callicrates

5th century bc, Greek architect: with Ictinus, designed the Parthenon
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Callicrates and other popular leaders became mercenary instruments for inveigling their countrymen.
Other artists were said to have gone one further: Pliny, for example, is one of several Roman imperial authors to tell how Myrmecides and Callicrates created miniature sculptures that could be 'concealed by the wings of a fly'; according to Plutarch and Aelian, writing soon after Pliny, the same duo were also said to have miniaturised the Iliad and Odyssey--not this time on a nut-contained parchment, but on a still tinier sesame seed.
He denounced the Romans for their pursuit of a Roman advantage (to sympheron) instead of justice (to dikaion), examples of which regard the king Eumenes II, the Achaean politician Callicrates and his opponents, Demetrius I, Ptolemy VI and his brother and rival Ptolemy VIII.
33) These documents are at first used to establish the notoriously fabulous yet indispensable omina imperii: for this purpose the fictitious biographer refers in a distancing praeteritio to the authority of the--also very probably fictitious--historian Callicrates of Tyre.
Given that modern information technologies have radically compressed our perception of historical time, it should come as no surprise that the disillusioned draftsmen of the '60s and '70s have become the modern-day equivalents of Ictinus, Callicrates, and Phidias.
Still the time honoured tests of Ictinus and Callicrates came up trumps with five views of the Parthenon.
There's no space here for all the topics covered and sadly a search for both our standbys Callicrates and Ictinus produced zilch.
Without even mentioning the likes of Hippocrates, Callicrates or Euclid, it goes without saying that the pursuit of science (episteme) was as intrinsic to the Hellenistic sensibility as the Dionysian theatre and was considered to be as emacipatory as the pursuit of Rausch and sexuality.
The Greek archaeologist Manolis Korres has been working on the Acropolis for 25 years, devising diagrams in accordance with the precisions made by the architects of the Parthenon, Ietinus and Callicrates.
No, since you were going to ask, there's no Callicrates or Ictinus which is just as well since this is about contemporary Edinburgh architecture and not the old stuff.
Before those PADDI librarians write in again, I did try Callicrates and Ictinus.
Did Ictinus and Callicrates or Palladio require people to read a textbook before visiting their work?