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The Greatest Painting Contest

The two greatest painters of classical times—Zeuxis and Parhassius—met in a duel. Who was better? Zeuxis with a smile of superiority showed his painting first—a bunch of grapes. They were astoundingly realistic. Some birds flew down to steal them, crashing … Continue reading

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