Agatharchus


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Agatharchus

(ăg'əthär`kəs), fl. 5th cent. B.C., Greek painter of the Athenian school, b. Samos. He is credited by VitruviusVitruvius
(Marcus Vitruvius Pollio) , fl. late 1st cent. B.C. and early 1st cent. A.D., Roman writer, engineer, and architect for the Emperor Augustus. In his one extant work, De architectura (c.40 B.C., tr.
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 with important discoveries in application of shading and perspective and was the first painter of scenery for Athenian tragedies.