Harmodius and Aristogeiton (Sculpture)

Harmodius and Aristogeiton (Sculpture)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A sculptural pairing of the tyrannicides Harmodius and Aristogeiton was well-known in the ancient world in two major versions but survives only in Roman marble copies. The lovers Harmodius and Aristogeiton were Athenian heroes whose act of daring in 514 BC opened the way for Athenian democracy. A first version that was commissioned from the sculptor Antenor after the establishment of Athenian democracy and erected in the Agora was stolen by the Persians when they occupied Athens in 480 during the Persian Wars and removed to Susa. Though it was returned to Athens by Alexander the Great (according to Alexander's historian Arrian) or by Seleucus I (according to the Roman writer Valerius Maximus), or again by Antiochus according to Pausanias (1.8.5), it never attracted copyist and is now lost.show more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 209g
  • Loc Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135753681
  • 9786135753684