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Alcamenes (Ancient Greek: Ἀλκαμένης) was an ancient Greek sculptor of Lemnos and Athens, who flourished in the 2nd half of the 5th century BC. He was a younger contemporary of Phidias and noted for the delicacy and finish of his works, among which a Hephaestus and an Aphrodite of the Gardens were conspicuous.Pausanias says that he was the author of one of the pediments of the temple of Zeus at Olympia, but this seems a chronological and stylistic impossibility. Pausanias also refers to a statue of Ares by Alcamenes that was erected on the Athenian agora, which some have related to the Ares Borghese. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alcamenes has received more than 30,765 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Alcamenes is the 37th most popular sculptor (down from 36th in 2019), the 222nd most popular biography from Greece (down from 206th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Greek Sculptor.

Alcamenes is most famous for being the sculptor of the statue of Zeus at Olympia.

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Among sculptors, Alcamenes ranks 37 out of 190Before him are Leochares, Alessandro Algardi, Claes Oldenburg, Jacopo della Quercia, Jean Tinguely, and Eduardo Chillida. After him are Naum Gabo, Ivan Meštrović, François Rude, Józef Gosławski, Ossip Zadkine, and Rosa Bonheur.

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Among people born in 500 BC, Alcamenes ranks 24Before him are Meton of Athens, Pāṇini, Mnesikles, Ajatashatru, Polygnotus, and Fan Li. After him are Parysatis, Archelaus, Eubulides, Cleombrotus I, Pleistoanax, and Amyntas II of Macedon. Among people deceased in 400 BC, Alcamenes ranks 7Before him are Aspasia, Xanthippe, Damocles, Zeuxis, Thaïs, and Leochares. After him are Teos of Egypt, Parysatis, Ctesias, Eubulides, Phaedo of Elis, and Cephisodotus the Elder.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Alcamenes ranks 222 out of 855Before him are Calchas (null), Memnon of Rhodes (-380), Lafcadio Hearn (1850), Berenice I of Egypt (-340), Antiphon (-480), and Thrasybulus (-440). After him are Idomeneus of Crete (null), Aelia Eudocia (401), Cylon of Athens (-700), Thessalonike of Macedon (-352), Cleobulus (-590), and Jean Moréas (1856).

Among SCULPTORS In Greece

Among sculptors born in Greece, Alcamenes ranks 8Before him are Myron (-500), Polykleitos (-450), Praxiteles (-395), Lysippos (-390), Scopas (-395), and Leochares (-400). After him are Chares of Lindos (-400), Ageladas (-600), Antenor (-590), Paeonius (-500), Agoracritus (-500), and Kresilas (-480).