Epigram 11.233

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Φαῖδρος πραγματικὸς καὶ ζωγράφος ἤρισε Ῥοῦφος
τίς θᾶσσον γράψει καὶ τίς ὁμοιότερον.
ἀλλ᾽ ἐν ὅσῳ Ῥοῦφος τρίβειν τὰ χρώματ᾽ ἔμελλεν,
Φαῖδρος ἔγραψε λαβὼν εἰκονικὴν ἀποχήν.

— Paton edition

Phaedrus the man of business and the painter Rufus contended as to which of them would copy quickest and most truly. But while Rufus was about to mix his paints Phaedrus took and wrote out a renouncement of Rufus’ claim faithful as a picture.

— Paton edition

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