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Pauson

Παύσων). A Greek painter whom Aristotle contrasts with Polygnotus in terms implying that the former was a caricaturist (Poët. 2.2). Elsewhere Aristotle says that young people should not look at the pictures of Pauson, but rather at those of Polygnotus or of any other “ethical” artist (Polit. viii. 5.7). He is improbably identified with the Pauson who is mentioned with contempt by Aristophanes (Ach. 854, Thesm. 948, and Plutus, 602). See Pictura.

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