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Ecphantus
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(Ἔκφαντος; Ékphantos).

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[1] Greek painter from Corinth, active probably in the mid 7th cent. BC

Greek painter from Corinth, active probably in the mid 7th cent. BC. According to Pliny (HN 35,16), he was the founder of the secunda pictura, a style of painting which completely covered all surfaces with paint; an example of this style are the wooden plates handed down from Pitsa. The monochromata mentioned by Pliny in t…

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Hoesch, Nicola (Munich) and Frede, Michael (Oxford), “Ecphantus”, 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 11 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e328070>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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