Parmenion (architect)

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Parmenion was an architect,[1] who was employed by Alexander the Great in the building of Alexandria. He was entrusted with the superintendence of the works of sculpture, especially in the temple of Serapis (Serapeum), which came to be called by his name Parmenionis.[2] Clement of Alexandria,[3] however, ascribes the great statue of Serapis to Bryaxis. He is also mentioned by Vitruvius.[4]


  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. {{cite encyclopedia}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  1. ^ Art in the Hellenistic Age, Page 276 by Jerome Jordan Pollitt ISBN 0-521-25712-3
  2. ^ Julius Valerius Alexander Polemius i. 35.
  3. ^ Ancient Art and Its Remains, Or, A Manual of the Archæology of Art, Page 132 By Karl Otfried Müller, Friedrich Gottlieb Welcker ISBN 1-4212-6789-6
  4. ^ Textual Studies in Ancient and Medieval Geometry, Page 53 By Wilbur Richard Knorr ISBN 0-8176-3387-1

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