47. Post quas nos tua pocula et tuarum Musarum medius torus tenebat, quales nec statuas imaginesque aere aut marmoribus coloribusque Mentor, Praxiteles, Scopas dederunt, quantas nec Polycletus ipse finxit nec fit Phidiaco figura caelo.

Sidonius Appollinaris, Carmina xxiii.500-506

48.

Laterculi Alexandrini col. 7, 3-5

C. DESCENDANTS ( 2nd-1st centuries B.C.)
49. [ Herculesinvictus cognominatus vulg]o olivarius Opus Scopae minoris

NS 1895, 458 ( Rome)

50.
51. L. Munatium C. f. Plancum Italicei et Graeci quei Deli Negotiantur

Inscriptions de Délos 1696, 1697

52.

Inscriptions de Délos 2494

47. Afterwards, your cups and a couch amid your Muses would claim us; no statue or picture, of bronze, marble or pigmented colours, was ever comparable to these, whether by Mentor, Praxiteles or Skopas. Polykleitos himself never fashioned anything so great, nor did Pheidias' chisel.
48. . . . Makers of cult-statues: Pheidias, Praxiteles, Skopas.
49. Hercules the unconquered, popularly called 'olivarius', the work of Skopas minor.
50. Gaius Billienus the son of Gaius, Roman ambassador. Erected by the merchants of Delos in recognition of his good services to them.

Made by Agasias, son of Menophilos, of Ephesos. Restored by Aristandros, son of Skopas, of Paros.

51. Lucius Munatius Plancus, son of Gaius. Erected by the Greek and Italian merchants of Delos.

Made by Agasias, son of Menophilos, of Ephesos.

Restored by Aristandros, son of Skopas, of Paros.

52. Made by Agasias, son of Menophilos, of Ephesos.

Restored by Aristandros, son of Skopas, of Paros.


Notes
1.
Only one MS reads 'pothon et phetontem', and another 'phetontem' alone; for the former, adopted here, see Kerényi, Symbolae Osioenses 31 ( 1955), 141-53.
2.
Stark, AZ 17( 1859), 73 proposed 'lampteras' here, without MS authority.
3.
For Murray's emendation to 'imo scapo' see p. 152.
4.
The MSS differ as regards the figures, but these are the generally accepted readings.
5.
The MSS differ as regards the figures, but these are the generally accepted readings.
6.
'Εντός Frazer et al.; ἐκτός MSS. The two are often confused in the manuscripts.
7.
One MS has 'nioben cum liberis morientem', but this is the generally accepted reading.

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  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Acknowledgements vi
  • Contents vii
  • List of Illustrations (at End) ix
  • Abbreviations xiii
  • Introduction: Methods of Approach 1
  • Part I: the Tegea Sculptures 5
  • Chapter One - Technique 39
  • Chapter Two - Composition 48
  • Chapter Three - Iconography and Interpretation 59
  • Chapter Four - Style 70
  • Chapter Five - Skopas in Tegea 80
  • Part Ii: Skopas 85
  • Chapter Six - Antecedents 85
  • Appendix 90
  • Chapter Eight Skopas in Asia 101
  • Chapter Nine Late Works 110
  • Part Iii: Documentation 126
  • Appendix 1 the Literary Sources 126
  • Notes 135
  • Appendix 2 Classical, Hellenistic and Roman Representations of the Calydonian Hunt 136
  • Appendix 3 the Arcadian Dynasty 138
  • Appendix 4 Copies of Major Works Considered in Chafters 7-9 139
  • Appendix 5 Proportions of the Los Angeles Herakles, Lansdowne Herakles and Meleager (cf. Plates 31, 42 and 44) 147
  • Select Bibliography 149
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  • General Index 177
  • Index of Sources 183
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