A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology

Smith, William

A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology. William Smith, LLD, ed. 1890

(Ἀριστογείτων), a statuary, a native of Thebes. In conjunction with Hypatodorus, he was the maker of some statues of the heroes of Argive and Theban tradition, which the Argives had made to commemorate a victory gained li, themselves and the Athenians over the Lacedaemonians at Ocnoe in Argolis, and dedicated in the temple of Apollo at Delphi. (Paus. 10.10.3.) The names of these two artists occur together likewise on the pedestal of a statue found at Delphi, which had been erected in honour of a citizen ot Orchomenus, who had been a victor probably in the Pythian games. (Böckh, Corp. Inscr. 25.) We learn from this inscription that they were both Thebans. Pliny says (34.8. s. 19), that Hypatodorus lived about O1. 102. The above-mentioned inscription was doubtless earlier than Ol. 104, when Orchomenos was destroyed by the Thebans.

The battle mentioned by Pausanias was probably some skirmish in the war which followed the treaty between the Athenians and Argives, which was brought about by Alcibiades, B. C. 420. It appears therefore that Aristogeiton and Hypatodorus lived in the latter part of the fifth and the early part of the fourth centuries B. C. Böckh attempts to shew that Aristogeiton was the son of Hypatodorus, but his arguments are not very convincing.