), the son of Euphranor, an Athenian sculptor, made the first bronze statues of Harmodius and Aristogeiton, which the Athenians set up in the Cerameicus. (B. C. 509.)
These statues were carried off to Susa by Xerxes, and their place was supplied by others made either by Callias or by Praxiteles.
After the conquest of Persia, Alexander the Great sent the statues back to Athens, where they were again set up in the Cerameicus. (Paus. 1.8.5
; Arr. Anab. 3.16
; Plin. Nat. 34.9
19.10; Böckh, Corp. Inscrip.
ii. p. 340.)
The return of the statues is ascribed by Pausanias (l.c.
) to one of the Antiochi, by Valerius Maximus (2.10, ext. § 1) to Seleucus; but the account of Arrian, that they were returned by Alexander
, is to be preferred. (See also Meursii Pisistrat.