), of Argos, a statuary, whom Pliny places, as the contemporary of Polycleitus, Myron, Pythagoras, Scopas, and Perelius, at Ol. 90, B. C. 420 (H. N.
34.8. s. 19, according to the reading of the Bamberg MS.; the common text places all these artists at Ol. 87).
He was one of those distinguished artists who entered into the celebrated competition mentioned by Pliny (l.c.
), each making an Amazon for the temple of Artemis at Ephesus : the fifth place was assigned to the work of Phradmon, who seems to have been younger than either of the four who were preferred to him. Pausanias mentions his statue of the Olympic victor Amertas (6.8.1) ; and there is an epigram by Theodoridas, in the Greek Anthology, on a group of twelve bronze cows, made by Phradmon, and dedicated to Athena Itonia, that is, Athena, as worshipped at Iton in Thessaly (Anth. Pal.
9.743; comp. Steph. Byz. s. v. Ἴτων
). Phradmon is also mentioned by Columella (R. R. x.
30). Respecting the true form of the name, which is sometimes corrupted into Phragmon
and also respecting the reading of the passage in Pliny, see Sillig. (Cat. Art. s. v.
and Var. Lect. ad Plin.
vol. v. p. 75.)