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(Πολύγνωτος; Polýgnōtos).

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[1] Greek painter and bronze sculptor

Greek painter from Thasos, also bronze sculptor (Plin. HN 34,58), of the early classical period.

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I. General

His exact dates are unknown; P. worked after the Persian Wars from about 480 until c. 440 BC in Athens and other places in Greece. Because of his ability to translate historical, political and cultural achievements of the Polis i…

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Hoesch, Nicola (Munich) and Oakley, John H. (Williamsburg, VA), “Polygnotus”, 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 26 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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