Paeonius, (Paionios). A Greek sculptor of Mende in Thrace. About B.C. 436 he was employed in the decoration of the temple of Zeus in Olympia. According to Pausanias, he was the sculptor of the marble groups in the front, or eastern, pediment of the temple, representing the preparations for the chariot-race between Pelops and Oenomaus. Important portions of these have been brought to light by German excavators. He was also the sculptor of the figure of Nike, more than life-size, dedicated by the Messenians, which has been restored to us by the same means. With the exception of the head, it is in fairly good preservation.
This text is from: Harry Thurston Peck, Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities. Cited Nov 2002 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks
Bolus, (Bolos). Under this name Suidas, and Eudocia after him, mention a Pythagorean phiicropher of Mende, to whom they ascribe several works, which are otherwise entirely unknown. From this Pythagorean, Suidas distinguishes a Bolus who was a philosopher of the school of Democritus, who wrote on medicine and also an historical work. But, from a passage of Columella (vii. 5; comp. Stobaeus, Serm. 51), it appears that Bolus of Mende and the follower of Democritus were one and the same person; and he seems to have lived subsequently to the time of Theophrastus, whose work on plants he appears to have known. (Steph. Byz. s. v. Apsunthos; Schol. ad Nicand. Theriac. 764.)
This text is from: A dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, 1873 (ed. William Smith). Cited Sep 2005 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks
Antimoerus (Antimoiros), a sophist, was a native of Mende in Thrace, and is mentioned with praise among the disciples of Protagoras. (Plat. Protag. Themist. Orat. xxix.)
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