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Simus

2. A statuary of Salamis, the son of Themistocrates, whose name is known to us by two extant inscriptions. The one of these is upon a base in the Louvre, brought from Thera, which, from the marks upon it, evidently supported a bronze statue ; and we learn from the inscription that the statue, which was probably that of some private person, was dedicated to Dionysus; not. as Sillig states, a statue of Dionysus. (Clarac, No. 686; Osann, Sylloge, p. 365, No. xxvi.; Böckh, C. I. No. 2465; R. Rochette, Lettre à M. Schorn, p. 402.) The other inscription, in which this artist is mentioned, is published by R. Rochette (p. 403), from a copy furnished by Ross in a letter from Athens, dated Dec. 23, 1843. It is on a base found in Rhodes, which supported the statue of a certain Hippomachus, the son of Stratippus, who had discharged the offices of agonothetes and choragus ; the statue was dedicated to the gods by Smicythus of Athens. From the nature of this monument and the form of both inscriptions, R. Rocbette infers that Simus belonged to the Alexandrian period, which was marked by the erection of such honorific statues.

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