A.chief-artificer, master-builder, director of works, τοῦ ὀρύγματος, τῆς γεφύρας, Hdt.3.60, 4.87; opp. χειροτέχνης, Arist.Metaph.981a30; opp. ἐργατικός, Pl.Plt.259e; commissioner of works, IG2.403, al., ib.9(1).694.145 (Corcyra), SIG284.12 (Chios, from Erythrae), etc.; ἀ. τοῦ ναοῦ ib.494.3 (Delph.); “ἀ. ἐπὶ τὰ ἱερά” IG2.404.
b. pl., board of naval constructors, Arist.Ath.46.1.
2. generally, author, contriver, E.Cyc.477; “ἀ. κύριος τῆς ἡδονῆς” Alex. 149.2; “ἀ. τῆς ἐπιβουλῆς” D.56.11; “τοῦ τέλους” Arist.EN1152b2; τοὺς ταῖς διανοίαις ἀ. τινός those that direct activities by thought, Id.Pol.1325b23.
II. at Athens, manager of the state theatre and of the Dionysia, D.18.28, IG2.335.