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Aetion (Ancient Greek: Αετίων) was an ancient Greek sculptor of Amphipolis,[1] mentioned by Callimachus[2] and Theocritus,[3] from whom we learn that at the request of Nicias, a famous physician of Miletus, he executed a statue of Asclepius in cedar wood. He flourished about the middle of the 3rd century BC. There was an engraver of the same name; but when he lived is not known.[4]

^ Smith, William (1870), "Aetion (1)", in Smith, William, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, 1, Boston, MA, pp. 51
^ Callimachus, Anth. Gr. ix. 336
^ Theocritus, Epigr. vii
^ Karl Otfried Müller, Arch. der Kunst, p. 151.


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