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PYTHAGORAS

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Originally appearing in Volume V22, Page 703 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PYTHAGORAS, of Rhegium, a noted Greek sculptor of the 5th century B.C., a contemporary of Myron and Polyclitus, and their rival in making statues of athletes. He was born at Samos and migrated in his youth to Rhegium in Italy. He made a statue of Philoctetes notable for the physical expression of pain, an Apollo shooting the Python at Delphi, and a man singing to the lyre. He is said to have introduced improvements in the rendering of muscles, veins and hair.
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