Aristocles from Sicyon
Aristocles was the brother of the famous sculptor Kanachos from Sikyon and was hardly inferior to his brother in fame and importance. With his brother he made his hometown Sikyon a center of sculpture and ore foundry. Pausanias narrates a series of at least seven members that has to be followed over a period of more than 100 years. Among them are Synnoon of Aigina , his son Ptolichos , Sostratos of Chios and his son Pantias .
His work can only be deduced in one work through later literary transmission from Antipater of Sidon . He is said to have made a muse with a lyre that belonged to a group of three in which his brother and Hageladas contributed the other statues.
There is no proof of an identity with a sculptor of the same name from the same period who worked in Attica , but a sculptor with the same name was his grandson, making Kleoitas , the inventor of the first starting boxes for horses in Olympia , his son.
- Günther Bröker: Aristocles (III). In: Rainer Vollkommer (editor): Künstlerlexikon der Antike . Over 3800 artists from three millennia. Nikol, Hamburg 2007, ISBN 978-3-937872-53-7 , pp. 86-87.
- Pausanias 6: 3, 11; 9, 1.
- Antipater of Sidon in the Anthologia Graeca 2, 15, 35 and the Anthologia Palatina 16, 220.
|SURNAME||Aristocles from Sicyon|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Greek sculptor|
|DATE OF BIRTH||6th century BC Chr.|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Sicyon|
|DATE OF DEATH||6th century BC BC or 5th century BC Chr.|