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DINOCRATES

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Originally appearing in Volume V08, Page 277 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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DINOCRATES, a great and original Greek architect, of the age of Alexander the Great. He tried to captivate the ambitious fancy of that king with a design for carving Mount Athos into a gigantic seated statue. This plan was not carried out, but Dino-crates designed for Alexander the plan of the new city of Alexandria, and constructed the vast funeral pyre of Hephaestion. Alexandria was, like Peiraeus and Rhodes (see HIPPODAMUS), built on a regular plan; the streets of most earlier towns being narrow and confused.
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