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[5] For Zeuxis emphasised the limbs of the human body,1 thinking thereby to add dignity and grandeur to his style: it is generally supposed that in this he followed the example of Homer, who likes to represent even his female characters as being of heroic mould. Parrhasius, on the other hand, was so fine a draughtsman that he has been styled the law-giver of his art, on the ground that all other artists take his representations of gods and heroes as models, as though no other course were possible.

1 I.e. by giving them roundness and solidity by his treatment of light and shade.

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