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Callimachus

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Born: 4XX AD
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Nationality: Greek
Categories: Sculptor

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5 BC - Callimachus was born.

         - He was credited with work in both Athens and Corinth and was probably from one of the two cities.

         - Callimachus is credited with the sculptures of Nikes on the frieze of the Temple of Athena Nike on the Propylaea of the Acropolis of Athens.

         - Callimachus is credited with inventing the Corinthian capital, which Roman architects erected into one of the Classical orders

429 BC - The small temple was commissioned by Pericles shortly before his death.

         - In the cella of the Erechtheion hung an ingenious golden lamp invented by Callimachus, according to Pausanias' Description of Greece.








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