Euphronius

Euphronius

 

an ancient Attic vase painter and potter of the late sixth and early fifth century B.C.

Euphronius, a preeminent representative of the “severe style,” may have begun in the black-figure technique. In his decorations, which had mythological and genre subjects, he sought to render complex movements. Works by Euphronius include the kylikes Battle of Heracles and Gervon and Horsemen, both in the Museum Antiker Kleinkunst in Munich, the crater Battle of Heracles With Antaeus, and Psycter With Hetaerae, which is in the Hermitage in Lenin-grad. Euphronius may also be the potter of the Pelike With Swallow.

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Silver has written a page-turner in this true account of the police trail into the international dealings, not always legal, that lay behind a priceless Greek vase by the celebrated painter Euphronius which surfaced in the 1990s.
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52) One of them is Theaetetus about whom Socrates knows that he is the son of the rich man Euphronius, though he has never met him and does not know his name, while Theodorus, Theaetetus' teacher, has come to know him quite well, both as a promising mathematician and as a sterling character.
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The image of orphan and trustee is established at the outset when Socrates notes that Theaetetus's father, Euphronius of Sunium, was a man of great substance ([Mathematical Expression Omitted]; 144c7) and Theodorus adds that the trustees have squandered his estate.