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Pytheus
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Late Classical Greek architect and sculptor from Priene (?). Buildings associated with him originated in the third quarter of the 4th cent. BC and render him one of the most important and influential architects of his period in Asia Minor. Jointly with Satyrus [3] he is the traditional architect of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus; both master builders authored a treatise on it (Vitr. De arch. 7 praef. 12). He is also supposed to have sculpted the quadriga crowning that building (Plin. HN 36,31). The reconstruction of the Mausoleum as one of the Seven Wonders of the World has …

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Knell, Heiner (Darmstadt), “Pytheus”, 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 25 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1016070>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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