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King of Painters

A title assumed by Parrhasios, the painter, a contemporary of Zeuxis. Plutarch says he wore a purple robe and a golden crown. (Flourished 400 B.C.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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