Strabo, Geography, 14.1.25

ἄνδρες δ᾽ ἀξιόλογοι γεγόνασιν ἐν αὐτῇ [...]καὶ Παρράσιος ὁ ζωγράφος καὶ Ἀπελλῆς

Notable men have been born in this city (Ephesus)[...] and so were Parrhasius the painter and Apelles,

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Des hommes illustres sont nés dans cette cité (Éphèse)[...] et aussi Parrhasios le peintre et Apelle.

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Commentary

In this passage, Strabo lists the famous men from Ephesus, including "Parrhasius the painter" (Παρράσιος ὁ ζωγράφος) and Apelles (Ἀπελλῆς). Concerning the fact that Parrhasius was born in Ephesus, see texts 257 and 259.

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Bibliography

The Geography of Strabo is translated into English by Horace Leonard Jones; this translation is based in part on John Robert Sitlington Sterrett’s unfinished work. Cambridge, Mass. Harvard University Press, 1929, vol. VI, p. 228-229; see the bibliography for text 257.

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