It was, however, from about the period of the reign
of Philip down to that of the successors of Alexander
that painting flourished more especially, although
the different artists are distinguished for different
excellences. Protogenes, for example, was renowned
for accuracy, Pamphilus and Melanthius for soundness of taste, Antiphilus for facility, Theon of Samos
for his depiction of imaginary scenes, known as
and Apelles for genius and grace, in the
latter of which qualities he took especial pride.
Euphranor, on the other hand, was admired on the
ground that, while he ranked with the most eminent
masters of other arts, he at the same time achieved
marvellous skill in the arts of sculpture and painting.