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Callistratus: Descriptions

431 K.η΄ ΕΙΣ ΤΟ ΔΙΟΝΥΣΟΥ ΑΓΑΛΜΑ

(1) Δαιδάλῳ μὲν ἐξῆν, εἰ δεῖ τῷ περὶ Κρήτην πιστεύειν θαύματι, κινούμενα μηχανᾶσθαι τὰ ποιήματα καὶ πρὸς ἀνθρωπίνην αἴσθησιν ἐκβιάζεσθαι τὸν χρυσόν, αἱ δὲ δὴ Πραξιτέλειοι

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8. On the Statue of Dionysus

8. On the Statue of Dionysus

Daedalus, if one is to place credence in the Cretan marvel, had the power to construct statues endowed with motion and to compel gold to feel human sensations, but in truth the hands of Praxiteles

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.callistratus-descriptions_8_statue_dionysus.1931