Callicrates


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Callicrates

(kəˈlɪkrəˌtiːz)
n
(Biography) 5th century bc, Greek architect: with Ictinus, designed the Parthenon
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Callicrates and other popular leaders became mercenary instruments for inveigling their countrymen.
The sculptor Phidias was the primary designer, and Ictinus and Callicrates were the primary builders.
Donnelly, "Biology and host specificity of Rhinacloa callicrates Herring (Hemiptera: Miridae) and its introduction and establishement as a biological control agent of Parkinsonia aculeate L.
He denounced the Romans for their pursuit of a Roman advantage (to sympheron) instead of justice (to dikaion), examples of which regard the king Eumenes II, the Achaean politician Callicrates and his opponents, Demetrius I, Ptolemy VI and his brother and rival Ptolemy VIII.
Other artists were said to have gone one further: Pliny, for example, is one of several Roman imperial authors to tell how Myrmecides and Callicrates created miniature sculptures that could be 'concealed by the wings of a fly'; according to Plutarch and Aelian, writing soon after Pliny, the same duo were also said to have miniaturised the Iliad and Odyssey--not this time on a nut-contained parchment, but on a still tinier sesame seed.
(33) These documents are at first used to establish the notoriously fabulous yet indispensable omina imperii: for this purpose the fictitious biographer refers in a distancing praeteritio to the authority of the--also very probably fictitious--historian Callicrates of Tyre.
Those in charge of my upbringing (the famous Pheidias, Ictinus and Callicrates) took great pains that I grew properly.
Given that modern information technologies have radically compressed our perception of historical time, it should come as no surprise that the disillusioned draftsmen of the '60s and '70s have become the modern-day equivalents of Ictinus, Callicrates, and Phidias.
Still the time honoured tests of Ictinus and Callicrates came up trumps with five views of the Parthenon.
Without even mentioning the likes of Hippocrates, Callicrates or Euclid, it goes without saying that the pursuit of science (episteme) was as intrinsic to the Hellenistic sensibility as the Dionysian theatre and was considered to be as emacipatory as the pursuit of Rausch and sexuality.