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.
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In continued hyperbolic fashion, the painted scenery is said to have even rivaled the tragic scenes that Agatharchus painted for Aeschylus, and those designed for the demagogue Clodius Pulcher in the theatres of Rome.
When the speaker underlines the shocking nature of Alcibiades' imprisonment of Agatharchus by pointing out that such behaviour is prohibited by inter-state treaties ([GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] [[sections] 18]) the detail is not only irrelevant but argumentatively bathetic: if a man imprisons others at his own whim, it is already clear that he is acting in a high-handed and unconstitutional way.
4, the Taureas and the Agatharchus episodes, appear (in slightly different form).
He imprisoned Agatharchus the painter; they say [[GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]]] he did this too.
17, Agatharchus is only able to escape after three months, upon which he is sued by Alcibiades for non-completion of the job, in Alc.
5-6 (the Taureas, Agatharchus, and Melian captive stories) appear in the same order as they do in the speech.