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Paeonius (Greek: Παιώνιος Paiṓnios) of Mende, Chalkidiki was a Greek sculptor of the late 5th century BC. He most likely received his early training in Northern Greece and is thought to have later adapted Athenian stylistic elements into his own work, based upon his probable interaction with the Olympia workshop of Phidias. In any case, he was “attic-trained.”Paeonius won the commission to decorate the acroteria of the Temple of Zeus at Olympia, as described in the pedestal inscription on his Nike statue. An ancient account also references Paeonius' work at Olympia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paeonius has received more than 26,764 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Paeonius is the 60th most popular sculptor (down from 58th in 2019), the 347th most popular biography from Greece (down from 310th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Greek Sculptor.

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Among sculptors, Paeonius ranks 60 out of 190Before him are Étienne Maurice Falconet, Antenor, Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, Wäinö Aaltonen, Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, and Cephisodotus the Elder. After him are Andreas Schlüter, Andrea Sansovino, Yaacov Agam, David d'Angers, Francesco Laurana, and Agoracritus.

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Among people born in 500 BC, Paeonius ranks 39Before him are Parrhasius, Perdiccas II of Macedon, Hermocrates, Psammuthes, Theagenes of Thasos, and Cephisodotus the Elder. After him are Marcus Manlius Capitolinus, Agoracritus, Diagoras of Rhodes, Apollodorus, Anytus, and Callicratidas. Among people deceased in 460 BC, Paeonius ranks 5Before him are Mnesikles, Ajatashatru, Agatharchus, and Parrhasius. After him are Diagoras of Rhodes, Apollodorus, Gylippus, Pharnabazus II, Calamis, Telesilla, and Hippo.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Paeonius ranks 347 out of 855Before him are Albert Cohen (1895), Simeon Uroš (1326), Alexandros Panagoulis (1939), Agis III (-350), Semonides of Amorgos (-650), and Miltiades the Elder (-600). After him are Eurydice of Egypt (-400), Lucas Papademos (1947), Nikolaos Gyzis (1842), Nicos Poulantzas (1936), Agesipolis I (-410), and Leon of Sparta (-700).

Among SCULPTORS In Greece

Among sculptors born in Greece, Paeonius ranks 12Before him are Scopas (-395), Leochares (-400), Alcamenes (-500), Chares of Lindos (-400), Ageladas (-600), and Antenor (-590). After him are Agoracritus (-500), Kresilas (-480), Polykleitos the Younger (-400), and Cephisodotus the Younger (-400).