Metagenes (Greek: Μεταγένης) was a man in ancient Crete, son of the Cretan architect Chersiphron, and was also an architect himself.[1]

He was co-architect, along with his father, of the construction of the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus,[1] one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.[2]

The architect's name is recalled in Vitruvius's De architectura.[3]


  1. ^ a b Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Chersiphron" . Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 6 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 85.
  2. ^ Smith, William; Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, London (1873). "Metagenes" .
  3. ^ Vitruvius, De architectura (Ten Books on Architecture), Book III, Chapter II.