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(Κλεάνθης; Kleánthēs).

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[1] Painter from Corinth

One of the earliest painters from Corinth, mentioned in Plin. HN 35,15f.; his name stands for the origin of the genera (prima pictura). C. was considered the inventor of line art, creating his work from outlines and filling them in. Stylistic comparisons with vase painting of the early 7th cent. date his work to the same period. Also only known from the literature (Str. 8,343; A…

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Hoesch, Nicola (Munich), Inwood, Brad (Toronto) and Nutton, Vivian (London), “Cleanthes”, 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 04 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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