[German version] (Μυρμηκίδης;
Myrmēkídēs). Sculptor in marble and toreutics
. His creative period is not known, it probably lay in the 6th cent. BC. Mostly named in conjunction with Callicrates , he had a legendary reputation for producing microscopically small works in marble, iron and ivory. There are descriptions of a quadriga small enough to fit under the wings of a fly, a ship the size of a bee and a sesame seed enscripted with Homeric verses. Neudecker, Richard (Rome) Bibliography Overbeck, No. 293, 2168, 2192-2201 P. Mingazzini, s.v. M., EAA 5, 1963, 313-314.