Hermogenes of Priene

200 BC - 200 BC

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Interest in Hermogenes of Priene (late 3rd - early 2nd century BC), the Hellenistic architect of a temple of Artemis Leukophryene (Artemision) at Magnesia in Lydia, an Ionian colony on the banks of the Maeander river in Anatolia, has been sparked by references to his esthetic made by the 1st-century Roman architect Vitruvius (De Architectura, books iii, 2 and 6). Hermogenes' rules on symmetry and proportion define what Vitruvius calls "eustyle" (eu stylos "right column"), an architectural ideal that prescribed a series of proportional relationships for temples that was all derived from the diameter of the column, as a module or unit of measure. Ideal "eustyle" intercolumniation (the space between the columns) should be two-and-a-quarter column-thicknesses, and the height of the Ionic column nine-and-a-half times its diameter. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hermogenes of Priene has received more than 14,927 page views. Her biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Hermogenes of Priene is the 261st most popular architect (down from 228th in 2019).

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Among architects, Hermogenes of Priene ranks 261 out of 424Before her are Salomon de Brosse, Dominikus Zimmermann, Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, Bernardo Buontalenti, Hermann Tilke, and Gordon Bunshaft. After her are Alexander Tamanian, Josep Maria Jujol, Bruno Zevi, John Vanbrugh, Lin Huiyin, and Louis Visconti.

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Among people born in 200 BC, Hermogenes of Priene ranks 46Before her are Archelaus, Lucius Calpurnius Piso Frugi, Marcus Livius Drusus, Nicomedes III of Bithynia, Jia Yi, and Ariarathes V of Cappadocia. After her are Nicomedes II of Bithynia, Artabanus I of Parthia, Quintus Claudius Quadrigarius, Lucius Caecilius Metellus Diadematus, Gnaeus Papirius Carbo, and Gaius Flavius Fimbria. Among people deceased in 200 BC, Hermogenes of Priene ranks 21Before her are Marcus Valerius Laevinus, Marcus Fulvius Nobilior, Laodice III, Manius Acilius Glabrio, Ariarathes V of Cappadocia, and Gnaeus Manlius Vulso. After her are Lucius Licinius Lucullus, Publius Sulpicius Galba Maximus, Ariarathes VI of Cappadocia, Aemilia Tertia, Quintus Fabius Maximus Allobrogicus, and Gaius Popillius Laenas.

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