2. Of Samos, a statuary, whom Pliny (l.c.
§ 5) expressly distinguishes from the former, to whom, however, he says, the Samian bore a remarkable personal likeness.
He was at first a painter, and was celebrated as the maker of seven naked statues, and one of an old man, which, in Pliny's time, stood near the temple of Fortune, which Catulus had erected out of the spoils of the Cimbri. (This is the meaning of Pliny's expression, hujusce die.
) There is no indication of his date, unless we were to accept the opinion of Sillig, already noticed, that Pliny's date of Ol. 87 ought to be referred to this artist rather than to Pythagoras of Rhegiumti.