Callistratus in Wikipedia

Callistratus may refer to: * Callistratus of Aphidnae, Athenian politician of the 4th century BC * Callistratus (grammarian), Alexandrian writer of the 2nd century BC * Callistratus (jurist), Roman legal writer active in the 3rd century AD * Callistratus (sophist), Greek writer of the 3rd or 4th century AD * Callistratus, an Athenian poet of the 6th century BC, only known as the author of a hymn in honor of Harmodius and Aristogeiton * Callistratus, the producer of Aristophanes' comedies Banqueters, Babylonians and Acharnians (and his collaborator in the production of Birds, Lysistrata, and Frogs) * Domitius Callistratus, a historian of perhaps the 1st century BC, author of local histories of Heraclea Pontica and Samothrace * Callistratus, a saint of the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches who is said to have inspired forty-nine soldiers to Christian martyrdom in Carthage in the 4th century AD

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Callistrătus in Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities

(Καλλίστρατος). A Greek rhetorician, who probably flourished in the third century A.D. He was the author of descriptions of fourteen statues of celebrated artists-Scopas, for instance, Praxiteles, and Lysippus, written after the manner of Philostratus. His style is dry and affected, and he gives the reader no real insight into the qualities of the masterpieces which he attempts to describe.

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