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Aglaophon
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(Ἀγλαοφῶν; Aglaophôn) Two Greek painters of the same name.

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[1] the Elder From Thasos, father and teacher of  Polygnotus [1]

from Thasos, father and teacher of  Polygnotus [1], probably active since the end of the 6th cent. BC. According to Quint. Inst. 12,10,3, he was appreciated for the ‘archaism’ and the plain colouring of his paintings. There is not enough evidence of their style, but it was prob…

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Hoesch, Nicola (Munich), “Aglaophon”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 05 March 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e108250>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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