Pausanias, Description of Greece, 1.22.6

[...]γραφαὶ δέ εἰσι καὶ ἄλλαι καὶ Ἀλκιβιάδης,ἵππων δέ οἱ νίκης τῆς ἐν Νεμέᾳ ἐστὶ σημεῖα ἐν τῇ γραφῇ[...]

[...]There are other pictures, including a portrait of Alcibiades, and in the picture are emblems of the victory his horses won at Nemea.[...]

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[...] Il y a encore d'autres peintures, par exemple Alcibiade avec les insignes de la victoire qu'il obtint à Némée dans la course de chars. [...] (tard. A. Reinach 1921).

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Commentary

  1. This text was cut out from text 121 (same as h) in text 121).

  2. The portrait of Alcibiades, winner of the chariot race at the Nemean games, was hung into the so-called Pinakotheke of the Propylaia on the Acropolis (see text 121 for further comments). Alcibiades won the chariot race in 417/16 B.C. It seems very likely that the painting was ordered and finished before the scandal of the mutilation of the Herms in 415 B.C.(Reinach et al. 1921, p. 82) According to Athenaeus (text 92), Alcibiades was pictured sitting on the knees of the Nemean victory. Following Plutarch (text 94), the painting was much admired by Athenian people. But some older people were upset by the picture, essentially because it recalls the time before democracy, i.e. the Tyranny.

  3. Aglaophontos "the Young" was the grandson of another Aglaophontos, father of the painter Polygnotos. Maybe he was the son of Aristophonos, brother of Polygnotos. According to Pliny, he was active ca. 420/417 B.C.(Vollkommer & Vollkommer-Glökler 2001, p. 13).

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Bibliography

Reinach, A., Reinach, S. & Milliet, P., 1921. Textes grecs et latins relatifs à l’histoire de la peinture ancienne, Paris: klincksieck.

Vollkommer, R. & Vollkommer-Glökler, D., 2001. Künstlerlexikon der Antike, München: Saur.

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