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Theocosmus
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(Θεόκοσμος; Theókosmos). Sculptor from Megara in the late 5th cent. BC, father of Callicles [2]. With the help of Pheidias he created a gold-ivory cult image of Zeus (Gold-ivory technique) in Megara, which remained unfinished after 431 BC because of the Peloponnesian War. On the victory monument of Lysander [1] in Delphi (in 405 BC) T. made the statue of Hermon [3].

Bibliography

Overbeck, Nr. 855; 979; 1035 

Lippold, 203 f. 

P. Moreno, s. v. T., EAA 7, 1966, 816 

A. Jacquemin, Offrandes monumentales à Delphes, 1999, Nr. 322.

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Neudecker, Richard (Rome), “Theocosmus”, 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 07 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1209060>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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