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AGATHARCHUS

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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 371 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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AGATHARCHUS, an Athenian painter of the 5th century B.C. He is said by Vitruvius to have been the first to paint a scene for the acting of tragedies. Hence some writers, such as Karl Woermann, have supposed that he introduced perspective and illusion into painting. This is a mistaken view, for ancient
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