An Academic Resource for the Study of Cypriot Sculpture
Pliny N.H. 34.81: Styppax the Cypriote is famed for one statue, the splanchnoptes; the subject of this statue was a slave of the Olympian Pericles roasting entrails and kindling a fire with the breath from his puffed-out cheeks.
Translation from J. Pollitt, The Art of Ancient Greece: Sources and Documents (Cambridge, 1990).
This site is maintained by Derek B. Counts
Professor of Classical Art and Archaeology
Department of Art History
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI 53201