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Originally appearing in Volume V20, Page 883 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PASITELES, the most important member of the Neo-Attic school of sculpture in the time of Julius Caesar. At that period there was at Rome a demand for copies of, or variations on, noted works of Greek sculpture: the demand was met by the workshops of Pasiteles and his pupils Stephanus and Menelaus and others, several of whose statues are extant. In working from early Dorian models they introduced refinements of their own, with the result that they produced beautiful, but some-what vapid and academic types. Pastiteles is said by Pliny (Nat. Hist. xxxvi. 39) to have been a native of Magna Graecia, and to have been granted the Roman citizenship.
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