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PYTHIS, or PYTHIUS

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Originally appearing in Volume V22, Page 704 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PYTHIS, or PYTHIUS, one of the most noted Greek architects of the later age. He cultivated the Ionic style, in which he constructed the temple of Athena at Priene. The dedicatory inscription, which is in the British Museum, records that the founder was Alexander the Great. Pythis also made a great marble quadriga which surmounted the Mausoleum.
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