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Dontas
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Sculptor from Sparta, active as an alleged student of  Dipoenus and Scyllis about the middle of the 6th cent. BC. The treasury of the Megarians at Olympia contained a wooden relief set in gold by him depicting Hercules and figures of the gods. According to Pausanias it was clearly older than the late 6th cent. building. The treasury's sculpture therefore cannot be attributed to D.

Bibliography

Fuchs/Floren, 215

Overbeck, no. 330-331 (sources).

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Neudecker, Richard (Rome), “Dontas”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 01 August 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e323270>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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