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Theodo'rus

9. A painter, whose name is contained in Pliny's list of those who were primis proximi (H. N. 35.8. s. 40.40), and who may very probably be identical with one of the three mentioned by Diogenes. Pliny ascribed to him the following works : -- Se inungenlem, which appears to mean an athlete anointing himself; the murder of Clytemnestra and Aegisthus by Orestes; the Trojan War, a composition on several panels, preserved at Rome in the portico of Philip; Cassandra, also at Rome, in the temple of Concord (comp. Welcker, ad Philostr. Imag. p. 459); Leontium Epicuri cogitantem, which ought perhaps to be read like the similar passage a little above (10. s. 36.19) Leontionem pictorem ; and king Demetrius. This last work, if a portrait taken from life, would place the artist's date at, or a little before, B. C. 300.

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