Acestor

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Acestor (Greek: Ἀκέστωρ) was the name of several figures in Classical mythology and history:

  • Apollo Acestor, an epithet of the god Apollo in his role as healer or averter of evil.[1][2]
  • Acestor, a sculptor mentioned by Pausanias as having executed a statue of Alexibius,[8] a native of Heraea in Arcadia, who had gained a victory in the pentathlon at the Olympic Games. He was born at Cnossus, or at any rate exercised his profession there for some time.[9] He had a son named Amphion, who was also a sculptor, and had studied under Ptolichus of Corcyra;[10] so that Acestor must have been a contemporary of the latter, who flourished around Olympiad 82 (452 BC).[11]

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  1. ^ Euripides, Andromache 901
  2. ^ Schmitz, Leonhard (1867), "Acestor (1)", in Smith, William, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology 1, Boston, p. 7 
  3. ^ Aristophanes Aves, 31
  4. ^ Schol. ad loc.
  5. ^ Vespae. 1216
  6. ^ Phot. and Suda s.v. Σάκας
  7. ^ Whiston, Robert (1867), "Acestor (2)", in Smith, William, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology 1, Boston, p. 7 
  8. ^ Pausanias, vi. 17. § 2
  9. ^ Pausanias, x. 15. § 4
  10. ^ Pausanias, vi. 3. § 2
  11. ^ Mason, Charles Peter (1867), "Acestor (3)", in Smith, William, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology 1, Boston, p. 7 

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