Argius was a sculptor of ancient Greece who was the disciple of Polykleitos, and therefore flourished about 388 BCE.[1]

The 19th century classical scholar Friedrich Thiersch supposed that Pliny the Elder, in the words "Argius, Asopodorus," mis-translated his Greek authority, which had Ἀργεῖος Ἀσωπόδωρος, or "Asopodorus the Argive."[2] But "Argius" is found as a Greek proper name in both the forms, Ἄργιος and Ἀργεῖος.[3][4]


  1. ^ Pliny the Elder, Natural History 34.19
  2. ^ Friedrich Thiersch, Epochen, p. 275
  3. ^ Apollonius of Rhodes, Argonautica 2.1.5
  4. ^ Aristoph. Eccl. 201

  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, Philip (1870). "Argius". In Smith, William (ed.). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 1. p. 280.