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Evander, Aula'nius

a sculptor and silver chaser, born at Athens, whence he was taken by M. Antonius to Alexandria. At the overthrow of Antony he fell into the power of Octavian, and was carried among the captives to Rome, where he executed many admirable works. Pliny mentions a statue of Diana at Rome by Timotheus, the head of which was restored by Evander. (Plin. Nat. 36.5. s. 4.10; Thiersch, Epochen, pp. 303, 304.) Some writers suppose that Horace refers to his works (Sat. 1.3. 90), but the passage seems to be rather a satirical allusion to vases prized for their antiquity--as old as king Evander.


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