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(178 words)

(Δαμόφιλος; Damóphilos).

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[1] Coroplast and painter, c. 493 BC

Coroplast and painter, probably from Magna Graecia. Together with Gorgasos he decorated the Temple of Ceres in Rome (493 BC) with murals and terracotta pediment figures and added artist's epigrams. Later renovations preserved both of these.


Fuchs/Floren, 427, 440

Overbeck, no. 616, 1647 (sources)

I. Scheibler, Griech. Malerei der Ant., 1994.

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Neudecker, Richard (Rome) and Meister, Klaus (Berlin), “Damophilus”, 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 23 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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