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2. A very eminent architect at Athens in the time of the immediate successors of Alexander. He built for Demetrius Phalereus, about B. C. 318, the portico of twelve Doric columns to the great temple at Eleusis. He also constructed for the Athenians, under the administration of Lycurgus, an armoury (armamentarium) in the Peiraeeus, containing arms for 1000 ships (Plin. Nat. 7.37. s. 38). This work, which excited the greatest admiration (Cic. de Orat. 1.14; Strab. ix. p.395d.; V. Max. 8.12. ext. 2), was destroyed in the taking of Athens by Sulla. (Plut. Sull. 14). He wrote works on the architecture of temples, and on the naval basin which he constructed in the Peiraeeus. (Vitruv. vii. Praef. ยง 12.)

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