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  1. 360?–315? b.c., Greek painter.
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Examples from the Web for apelles

Historical Examples of apelles

  • Apelles, the greatest of Greek painters, floruit circa 332 b.c.

    The Apologia and Florida of Apuleius of Madaura

    Lucius Apuleius

  • Mary, the widow of Apelles, to the wife of Karnis, the singer.

  • Seeing this, Apelles divided the second line, to every one's astonishment.

  • Apelles was destined to bear away the palm from all his predecessors and successors.

    History of Ancient Art

    Franz von Reber

  • Apelles, the image of the life of man as painted in a table by, 436 n.

British Dictionary definitions for apelles


  1. 4th century bc, Greek painter of mythological subjects, none of whose work survives, his fame resting on the testimony of Pliny and other writers
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