Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Praxiteles fl. fourth century B.C. Greek sculptor whose few surviving works include Hermes Carrying Dionysius, discovered at Olympia (1877).

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  • n. ancient Greek sculptor (circa 370-330 BC)

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Examples

  • Wife and I agree that Miss Venezuela is a statuesque goddess such as Praxiteles must have loved.

    TRUMP PIMPS "MEMORIAL DAY" MISS UNIVERSE! OPRAH SHILLS "THE SECRET." AND CINDY SHEEHAN WEEPS FOR US ALL!

  • _NH_ XXXIV 71 'habet simulacrum et benignitas eius [' Praxiteles 'generosity is seen in one of his statues']; Calamidis enim quadrigae aurigam suum imposuit, ne melior in equorum effigie defecisse in homine crederetur. ipse Calamis et alias quadrigas bigasque fecit equis sine aemulo expressis '.

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • "Praxiteles," he jerked out, between the puffs, "and in the age of

    News from the Duchy

  • One might characterize this as the microcosmically ideal Ballard fantasy, in that it partakes of the surreal — the “Gulliver” being represented as a huge flesh statue based on the work of Praxiteles — as well as of the Freudian: “as if the mutilation of this motionless colossus had released a sudden flood of repressed spite.”

    The Catastrophist

  • As art historians Alex Nagel and Chris Woods have argued, by faithfully depicting a Greek from the east, Pisanello may have felt he was also looking back in time at the Greece of Socrates and Praxiteles.

    Gopnik's Daily Pic: The first commemorative medal

  • Its 2004 acquisition of a bronze Greco-Roman there is debate over the actual date and origin statue of Apollo was intended to be included in a current Louvre exhibition of the work of sculptor Praxiteles, but the Greek government threatened to withhold all loans to the French museum if this particular work was included.

    Daniel Grant: Is It Possible to "Collect" Antiquities These Days?

  • Oh, for a Phidias or a Praxiteles to have made the wonder of her body immortal!

    THE PRINCESS

  • 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.

    Cy Twombly's Ceiling at the Musee du Louvre

  • Oh, for a Phidias, or a Praxiteles to have made the wonder of her body immortal!

    “It was the Golden Fleece ready for the shearing.”

  • Not since Praxiteles has there been such divinity in sculpture.

    The Poet Prince

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