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Parrhasius

Definition of the noun Parrhasius

What does Parrhasius mean as a name of something?

Parrhasius is a genus of Lycaenidae, described by Hübner in 1819.

Person

Who is Parrhasius?

Parrhasius of Ephesus was one of the greatest painters of Ancient Greece.

Miscellanea

Parrhasius was in Greek mythology the son of Lycaon or of Zeus. He was an Arcadian hero, and his son Arcas had the region named after him. He is said to have founded the Arcadian city of Parrhasia.

Phrases with Parrhasius

Phrases starting with the word Parrhasius:

  1. Parrhasius Acis
  2. Parrhasius Orgia
  3. Parrhasius Appula
  4. Parrhasius Psyche
  5. Parrhasius Selika
  6. Parrhasius Urraca
  7. Parrhasius m-album
  8. Parrhasius Melissa
  9. Parrhasius Sedecia
  10. Parrhasius Amazonis
  11. Parrhasius Moctezuma
  12. Parrhasius Polibetes
  13. Parrhasius Teleontes
  14. Parrhasius Orgia Orgia
  15. Parrhasius Orgiophantes

Phrases ending with the word Parrhasius:

  1. genus Parrhasius
  2. Carlia Parrhasius
  3. Chilades Parrhasius
  4. Binghamia Parrhasius
  5. Lygisaurus Parrhasius

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Parrhasius

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Google previewThe Pleasures of the Life (1913)

by John Lubbock

The story of Zeuxis and Parrhasius is a pretty tale ; but to deceive birds, or even man himself, is but a trifling matter compared with the higher functions of Art. To imitate the Iliad, says Dr.

Google previewThe Pleasures of Life (1903)

by Sir John Lubbock

The story of Zeuxis and Parrhasius is a pretty tale ; but to deceive birds, or even man himself, is but a trifling matter compared with the higher functions of Art. To imitate the Iliad, says Dr.

Google previewTransactions of the Royal Entomological Society of London (1909)

The distinction in wing-markings that is most constant between argiades and parrhasius is that the spots beneath are black in argiades, but nearly of the ground colour in ...

Google previewThe Eclogues of Calpurnius Siculus and M. Aurelius Olympius Nemesianus, with Introduction, Commentary, & Appendix (1887)

by Titus Calpurnius Siculus

Parrhasius is an adj., from the town of Parrhasia in Arcadia, Pan's haunt. Solverunt sibila. Cf. Stat. Theb. 1I, 604: suspiria solvit. It is unnecessary to follow Haupt in adopting Heinsius' correction sonuerunt. Haupt mentions, but with disapproval, ...

Google previewThe Gentleman's Magazine (London, England) (1788)

Parrhasius is a fine image of hopeless wretchedness, of consuming grief. The . picture itself is happily described by the epigrammatist, and the compliment to the painter has the elegance and simplify peculiar to the Greeks : Kai rot affo ...

Google previewThe New American Cyclopaedia: a Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge (1864)

by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana

PARRHASIUS PARROT Life of Thomas Parr, the Sonne of John Parr, of Winnington, in the Parish of Alderbury, in the County of Salopp, who was born in the reign of King Edward the IVth, and is now living in the Strand, being aged 162 ...

Google previewDictionary of the Artists of Antiquity (1837)

Architects, Carvers, Engravers, Modellers, Painters, Sculptors, Statuaries, and Workers in Bronze, Gold, Ivory, and Silver, with Three Chronological Tables by Karl Julius Sillig

PARRHASIUs, painter, extolled in the highest manner by ancient writers, (Isocr. tr. 'Avrtóóo. 2. Bekk.) native of Ephesus; son and pupil of EvenoR, whom Pliny (35.9. 36,) states to have lived in Olymp. 90 .

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Parrhasius

Parrhasius has deceived Zeuxis

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Scrabble value of P3A1R1R1H4A1S1I1U1S1

The value of this 10-letter word is 15 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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