American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Lysippus fl. fourth century B.C. Greek sculptor who was active during the reign of Alexander the Great. He created figures that were more lifelike than traditional forms.
- n. Greek sculptor (4th century BC)
“For the noblemen among his dead he ordered bronze statues erected at Dion beneath Mount Olympus to be carved by Lysippus, the greatest sculptor of the day.”
“Looking up one sees an immense blue sky, painted with spheres and white insets inscribed with the names of leading Greek sculptors from the 4th century: Cephisodotus, Lysippus, Myron, Phidias, Polyclitus, Praxiteles and Scopas.”
“Another statue dates from his establishment of Alexandria in Egypt, this by Lysippus, one of the Macedonian Court artists.”
“B.C. 400 – 399 (?) .170 During the rest of the summer and the ensuing winter the territory of the Eleians was ravaged and ransacked by Lysippus and his troops, until Thrasydaeus, the following summer, sent to Lacedaemon and agreed to dismantle the walls of Phea and Cyllene, and to grant autonomy to the Triphylian townships171 — together with”
“After a while Agis himself retired, recrossing the Alpheus; but he was careful to leave a garrison in Epitalium near that river, with Lysippus as governor, and the exiles from Elis along with him.”
“Turn to the sculptors if you will; Lysippus perished from hunger while in profound meditation upon the lines of a single statue, and”
“He tried to persuade Lysippus, then General of the Achaeans, to succor”
“Craterus caused a representation to be made of this adventure, consisting of the lion and the dogs, of the king engaged with the lion, and himself coming in to his assistance, all expressed in figures of brass, some of which were by Lysippus, and the rest by Leochares; and had it dedicated in the temple of Apollo at Delphi.”
“Pa used the voice he kept for assuring idiots that some piece of Campanian fakery could be 'school of Lysippus', if looked at in the right light.”
“The tortured lumps of admixed metals found among the detritus had been gathered up and given to the smiths for refining, but the ingots the smiths had smelted (which went into the Treasury beneath the temple of Saturn against the time when they would be given to artisans to make new works) could not replace the immortal names of the original sculptors-Praxiteles and Myron, Strongylion and Polyclitus, Scopas and Lysippus.”
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