an artist, whose name is given by Müller (Archäol.
§ 308, n. 4) on the authority of a passage in Pliny (Plin. Nat. 13.5. s. 11
). "Cedrinus est Romae in delubro Apollo Sosianus, Seleucia advectus ;"
but it cannot be pronounced with certainty, from this passage, whether the artist's name was Sosius, which is only found as a Roman name, or Sosius, Sosis,
all three of which are genuine Greek names. (See Pape, Wörterbuch d. Griech. Eigennamen.
) Nothing is known of the artist's age ; for it by no means follows necessarily from the statue being of wood, that he lived at a very early period. Statues of divinities were frequently made out of the finer and more durable woods, at every period of Greek art. (Siebelis, ad Paus.
vol. ii. p. 259.)