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Callistratus, Sophist

CALLISTRATUS, SOPHIST, Greek sophist and rhetorician, probably flourished in the 3rd century. He wrote , descriptions of fourteen works of art in stone or brass by distinguished artists. This little work, which is written in a dry and affected style, without any real artistic feeling, is usually edited with the of Philostratus.

Edition by Schenkl-Reisch (Teubner series, 1902); see also C.G. Heyne, Opuscula Academica, v. pp. 196-221, with commentary on the Descriptiones; F. Jacobs, Animadversiones criticae in Callistrati statuas (1797).

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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