Cydias (Greek: Κυδίας), a native of Cythnus, who was living in 364 BC, may be presumed to have been a painter of considerable ability, as one of his pictures, representing 'Jason and his followers embarking for Colchis, in search of the Golden Fleece,' was purchased at Rome by the orator Hortensius for 144,000 sesterces.[1] Afterwards the work was bought by Marcus Agrippa and placed in the Porticus of Neptune to commemorate his naval victories.[2]


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  2. ^ Sillig, Julius; ), Pliny (the Elder (1836). Dictionary of the Artists of Antiquity.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)


  •   This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainBryan, Michael (1886). "Cydias". In Graves, Robert Edmund (ed.). Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers (A–K). I (3rd ed.). London: George Bell & Sons.