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Mnesicles
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(Μνησικλῆς; Mnēsiklês).

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[1] Greek architect, c. 430 BC

Greek architect of the classical period. His chief work are the Propylaea on the Athenian Acropolis, begun in 437 BC and prematurely discontinued at the outbreak of the Peloponnesian War in 431 BC (Plut. Pericles 13). The forms and proportions of the architecture of the Propylaea show that M. acquired his skills among the masons of the Parthenon. While the Pr…

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Knell, Heiner (Darmstadt) and Engels, Johannes (Cologne), “Mnesicles”, 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 21 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e807670>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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