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*)Amuklai=os), a surname of Apollo, derived from the town of Amyclae in Laconia, where he had a celebrated sanctuary. His colossal statue there is estimated by Pausanias (3.19.2) at thirty cubits in height. It appears to have been very ancient, for with the exception of the head, hands, and feet, the whole resembled more a brazen pillar than a statue. This figure of the god wore a helmet, and in his hands he held a spear and a bow. The women of Amyclae made every year a new χιτὼν for the god, and the place where they made it was also called the Chiton. (Paus. 3.16.2.) The sanctuary of Apollo contained the throne of Amyclae, a work of Bathycles of Magnesia, which Pausanias saw. (3.18.6, &c.; comp. Welcker, Zeitschrift für Gesch. der alt. Kunst. 1.2, p. 280, &c.)


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