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Timanthes (tĭmănˈthēz) [key], fl. c.400 B.C., Greek painter of Sicyon, a contemporary of Parrhasius and Zeuxis. His masterpiece, Sacrifice of Iphigenia, was considered one of the great ancient paintings. His work is known through the writings of Pliny, who speaks of his skill in depicting emotions.

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