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Headword: Ἀπελλῆς
Adler number: alpha,3008
Translated headword: Apelles
Vetting Status: high
A Colophonian, but Ephesian by adoption; a painter, a student of Pamphilos the Amphipolitan, but earlier of Ephoros the Ephesian; son of Pytheos; brother of Ktesiochos, who was himself a painter.
Greek Original:
Ἀπελλῆς, Κολοφώνιος, θέσει δὲ Ἐφέσιος, ζωγράφος, μαθητὴς Παμφίλου τοῦ Ἀμφιπολίτου, πρότερον δὲ Ἐφόρου τοῦ Ἐφεσίου, υἱὸς Πυθέου, ἀδελφὸς Κτησιόχου, καὶ αὐτοῦ ζωγράφου.
Second half of the C4 BCE; OCD(4) s.v. (p.115).
The principal source of information about him is Pliny, Natural History 35.79-97 (annotated translation in J.J. Pollitt, The Art of Ancient Greece (Cambridge 1990) 158-163).
Keywords: art history; biography; chronology; geography; law
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 21 December 2000@03:44:24.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and bibliography; modified keywords) on 21 December 2000@07:42:37.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 26 March 2012@07:41:35.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 30 July 2014@07:48:57.
David Whitehead on 6 August 2015@06:04:27.


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