). A distinguished Byzantine painter who lived
in the time of Iulius Caesar. The latter purchased two of his pictures, the
, for the immense sum of eighty Attic talents
(nearly $90,000), and dedicated them in the Temple of Venus Genetrix (Pliny , Pliny H. N. vii. 126Pliny H. N., xxxv. 136
). It is held by many critics that Timomachus belonged to the
Alexandrine Period of Greek art, and that Pliny was mistaken in supposing that the pictures
which Caesar bought were painted in Caesar's time.