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Rhoecus (rē´kəs) Gr. Rhoikos, fl. 6th cent. BC, Greek sculptor of Samos. He and Theodorus, another Samian, are said to have introduced better methods of casting bronze for sculpture. Rhoecus is recorded as architect (probably with Theodorus) of the early temple of Hera at Samos, which was destroyed by fire c.530 BC