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Pyromăchus

Πυρόμαχος) or Phyromăchus

Dying Gaul copied from Pyromachus. (Capitoline Museum, Rome.)

(Φυρόμαχος).


1.

An Athenian sculptor who made the bas-reliefs on the frieze of the temple of Athené Polias, about B.C. 408 (C. I. A. i. 324).


2.

A Pergamene sculptor who with Antigonus, Isigonus, and Stratonicus produced a number of groups representing the battle of Attalus and Eumenes of Pergamum against the Gauls. The so-called “Dying Gladiator” (really a dying Gaul) in the Capitol at Rome is a copy from one of these groups. The date of Pyromachus is about B.C. 150.

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