Melanthius

Melanthius in Wikipedia

Melanthius (Μελάνθιος) was a notable ancient Greek painter of the 4th century BC. He belonged to the school of Sicyon, which was noted for fine drawing.

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Melanthius in Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities

(Μελάνθιος). 1. A goat-herd of Odysseus. 2. An Athenian tragic poet attacked by Aristophanes ( Pax, 796, and elsewhere). 3. A Greek painter of the Sicyonian School, contemporary with Apelles (B.C. 332), with whom he studied under Pamphilus (Pliny , Pliny H. N. xxxv. 50).

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