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Tlepo'lemus, Cornelius

and HIERO, who are called by Cicero the canes venatici of Verres, were brothers, natives of Cibyra, whence they fled, under the suspicion of having pillaged the temple of Apollo, and betook themselves to Verres, who was then in Asia. From that time they became his dependants, and during his government of Sicily they performed for him the service of hunting out the works of art which appeared to be worth appropriating. They were both artists, Tlepolemus being a painter, and Hiero a modeller in wax. Some particulars of their mode of proceeding are given by Cicero (in Verr. 3.28, 4.13).

Respecting another artist of this name, see TLENPOLEMOS.


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