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a distinguished sculptor of Rhodes, was one of the associates of Agesander, in the execution of the celebrated group of the Laocoon ; and was not improbably the son of Agesander, since there is a tradition that Agesander made the figure of Laocoon in the group, and his sons those of the sons of Laocoon. The age of Polydorus depends of course on the date assigned to the Laocoon : if Thiersch be right he lived at Rome under Titus (Plin. Nat. 36.4. s. 5.11; AGESANDER). He is also mentioned by Pliny, unless an curlier artist of the same name be intended, among statuaries in bronze who made athetas et armatos et venatores sacrificantesque. (H. N. 34.8. s. 19.34.)


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