December 11, 2007


Pythis, also known as Pytheos or Pythius, was one of the most noted Greek architects of the later age. He cultivated the Ionic order, in which he constructed the temple of Athena at Priene. The dedicatory inscription, which is in the British Museum, records that the founder was Alexander the Great. Pythis also made a great marble quadriga which surmounted the Mausoleum of Maussollos.

Pythis and Satyros (sometimes spelled Satyrus) were Greek architects of the 4th century BC, noted for being co-designers of the great Mausoleum located at Halicarnassus on the Aegean Sea opposite Greece.

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