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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In the style of Scopas (born about 420 b. c.), a celebrated Greek sculptor and architect, as it is known from ancient texts and probable copies of his works. It represented strong emotions and dramatic action. The so-called Niobide of the Chiaramonte Museum in Rome may be considered a fine example of the style of the Scopaic school, followers and imitators of Scopas.


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