A Greek, the inventor of scene-painting. See Vitruv. vii. Praef.
A Samian painter, the contemporary of Zeuxis, who prided himself on the rapidity of his
work, receiving from Zeuxis the famous retort that if Agatharcus painted his works in a short
time, he (Zeuxis) painted “for a long time,” i. e. for posterity.