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Styppax
(83 words)

[German version]

Bronze sculptor from Cyprus in the 5th century BC. He was famous for his statue of a splanchnoptes (Plin. HN 34,19,81), a slave who blows on the fire to roast the entrails at a sacrifice. It was erected on the orders of Pericles [1] as a votive offering after his slave was injured during the building of a temple and miraculously healed. The work does not survive.

Bibliography

Overbeck, Nr. 868-869 

P. Moreno, s. v. S., EAA 7, 1966, 535-536.

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Neudecker, Richard (Rome), “Styppax”, 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 24 January 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1124710>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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