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Metagenes (Greek: Μεταγένης) was a man in ancient Crete, son of the Cretan architect Chersiphron, and was also an architect.

He was co-architect, along with his father, of the construction of the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.[1]

The architect's name is recalled in Vitruvius[2]


  1. ^ Smith, William; Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, London (1873). "Metagenes" .
  2. ^ Vitruvius, De architectura (Ten Books on Architecture), Book III, Chapter II.