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Craftsmanship

Alcimedon
a first-rate carver in wood. [Rom. Lit.: Vergil Eclogues, iii. 37.]
Argus
skillful builder of Jason’s Argo. [Gk. Myth.: Walsh Classical, 29]
Athena
(Rom. Minerva) protector of craftsmen. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 67]
Bezalel and Oholiab
called to make tabernacle and accouterments for Moses. [O.T.: Exodus 31:1–11]
Cyclopes
one-eyed, unruly giants; excellent metals craftsmen. [Gk. Myth.: Parrinder, 68]
Dactyls
fabulous smiths; discovered iron and how to work with it. [Gk. Myth.: Leach, 273]
Daedalus
great craftsman; built Labyrinth and Pasiphae’s cow. [Gk. Myth.: Leach, 273]
Epeius
designer and builder of the Trojan Horse. [Rom. Lit.: Aeneid]
Hephaestus
(Rom. Vulcan) god of fire and metalworkers. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 121]
Hiram
expert brazier commissioned by Solomon for temple work. [O.T.: I Kings 7:13–14]
Joseph
storied carpenter and foster-father of Jesus. [N.T.: Matthew 1:18–25; Hall, 177]
Pygmalion
sculpts beautiful image which comes to life. [Rom. Lit.: Metamorphoses]
Sidonians
known for timber-felling skill. [O. T.: I Kings 5:6]
Tubal-cain
master of copper and iron smiths. [O.T.: Genesis 4:22]
References in classic literature ?
Then more husbandmen and more artisans will be required?
It is true, indeed, as regards the experiments which may conduce to this end, that one man is not equal to the task of making them all; but yet he can advantageously avail himself, in this work, of no hands besides his own, unless those of artisans, or parties of the same kind, whom he could pay, and whom the hope of gain (a means of great efficacy) might stimulate to accuracy in the performance of what was prescribed to them.
Though artisans may not be able at once to execute the invention which is explained in the "Dioptrics," I do not think that any one on that account is entitled to condemn it; for since address and practice are required in order so to make and adjust the machines described by me as not to overlook the smallest particular, I should not be less astonished if they succeeded on the first attempt than if a person were in one day to become an accomplished performer on the guitar, by merely having excellent sheets of music set up before him.
Inhabitants of the city and villages, and you, workingmen and artisans, to whatever nation you belong, you are called on to carry out the paternal intentions of His Majesty the Emperor and King and to co-operate with him for the public welfare
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