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PIRAEICUS
A Greek painter, probably of the time after Alexander the Great. He was the chief representative of what is called rhopographia ("painting of petty subjects, such as still-life"). He painted genre pictures in the Dutch style (barbers' and cobblers'shops), and subjects in still-life, of small size, but of proportionately careful execution. [Propertius, iii 9, 12: Pireicus parva vindicat arte locum. In Pliny, N. H. xxxv 112, the manuscript reading is rhyparographos ("rag and tatter painter"), defended in Brunn's Kunstlergeschichte, ii 260, against Welcker's usually accepted emendation rhopographos, "toy-painter"), "painter of small and trivial subjects," from rhopos, "petty wares," "odds and ends." The word rhopographia actually found in Cicero, Ad Atticum xv 16b, and its opposite, megalographia, in Vitru-vius, vii 4 § 4.]
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