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Boe'thus

Βοηθός), a sculptor and embosser or chaser of Carthage (Paus. 5.17.1) of uncertain age. Pliny (Plin. Nat. 33.12. s. 55) praises his excellence in embossing and (34.8. s. 19) in sculpture. Müller (Handb. d. Arch. § 159. 1) suspects, and not without good reason, that the reading Καρχηδόνιος is corrupted out of Καλχήδονιος. The artist would then not be an inhabitant or even a native of the barbarian Carthage, but of the Greek town of Chalcedon in Asia Minor. [ACRAGAS.]

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