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Epictetus

(1,123 words)

Author(s): Oakley, John H. (Williamsburg, VA) | Inwood, Brad (Toronto)
(Ἐπίκτητος; Epíktētos). [German version] [1] Attic red-figured vase painter, c. 520-490 BC Early Attic red-figured vase painter ( c. 520-490 BC); signed many of his vases as painter and collaborated with various potters (early on with Andocides,  Nicosthenes, Pamphaeus and Hischylos, later with Python and Pistoxenus). Possibly a pupil of  Psiax, E. mainly decorated bowls but also several plates, some of which rank with his best works. E. signed one of these plates as painter and potter. Amongst his early works ar…

Polygnotus

(1,352 words)

Author(s): Hoesch, Nicola (Munich) | Oakley, John H. (Williamsburg, VA)
(Πολύγνωτος; Polýgnōtos). [German version] [1] Greek painter and bronze sculptor Greek painter from Thasos, also bronze sculptor (Plin. HN 34,58), of the early classical period. Hoesch, Nicola (Munich) [German version] 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 into an identifiable pictorial language by means of juxtaposition of mythical and curren…

Hermonax

(328 words)

Author(s): Oakley, John H. (Williamsburg, VA) | Fornaro, Sotera (Sassari)
[German version] [1] Att. red-figure vase painter, approx. 475-450 BC Attic red-figure vase painter whose signature is to be found on 10 of the c. 200 vases attributed to him by scholarship. He worked between 475 and 450 BC and was a pupil of the  Berlin Painter. Of the vessel shapes, he preferred stamnoi, pelikai, neck amphorae, lutrophoroi and cups, with the latter particularly showing the influence of  Macron. The inside of a cup in Brauron (Archaeolog. Mus. A. 39) is decorated in white-ground technique. H. preferre…

Duris

(382 words)

Author(s): Degani, Enzo (Bologna) | Oakley, John H. (Williamsburg, VA)
[English version] [1] Epigrammatiker Epigrammdichter aus Elea (in der Aiolis), Verf. eines bemerkenswerten Gedichtes über die Überschwemmung, die um 300 v.Chr. Ephesos zerstörte (Anth. Pal. 9,424, vgl. Steph. Byz. 289,3-16), das aller Wahrscheinlichkeit nach aus dem “Kranz” des Meleagros stammt. Die Stadt wurde wenig später von Lysimachos wieder aufgebaut, der sie nach dem Namen seiner Frau in Arsinoeia umbenannte: dies geschah vor 289/8 (vgl. Syll.3 368, 24), nach der Abfassung des Epigramms. Degani, Enzo (Bologna) Bibliography GA I,1, 97; 2, 280f. [English version] [2] att.-…

Polygnotos

(1,201 words)

Author(s): Hoesch, Nicola (München) | Oakley, John H. (Williamsburg, VA)
(Πολύγνωτος). [English version] [1] griech. Maler und Bronzebildner, 5. Jh. v. Chr. Griech. Maler, zugleich Bronzebildner (Plin. nat. 34,58) der Frühklassik aus Thasos. Hoesch, Nicola (München) [English version] I. Allgemeines Genaue Lebensdaten sind unbekannt; P. wirkte nach den Perserkriegen etwa ab 480 bis ca. 440 v. Chr. in Athen und anderen Orten Griechenlands. Wegen seiner Fähigkeit, histor., polit. und kulturelle Leistungen der Polis durch Gegenüberstellung mythischer und aktueller Ereignisse in eine identitätsstiften…
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