Polyclitus

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Pol·y·cli·tus

or Pol·y·clei·tus  (pŏl′ĭ-klī′təs) fl. fifth century bc.
Greek sculptor and architect known for his bronze statues of athletes.

Polyclitus

(ˌpɒlɪˈklaɪtəs) or

Polycleitus

;

Polycletus

(ˌpɒlɪˈkliːtəs)
n
(Biography) 5th-century bc Greek sculptor, noted particularly for his idealized bronze sculptures of the male nude, such as the Doryphoros

Pol•y•cli•tus

or Pol•y•clei•tus

(ˌpɒl ɪˈklaɪ təs)

also Pol•y•cle•tus

(-ˈkli-)

n.
fl. c450–c420 B.C., Greek sculptor.
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It is instructive to consider Plutarch's claim that "many times, on the contrary, while we delight in the work, we despise the workman," and that "no generous youth, from seeing the Zeus at Pisa, or the Hera at Argos, longs to be Pheidias or Polycleitus .