Who's Who of Egyptian people, queens and family: Demetrius


Ptolemaic Period

Demetrius, son of Seleukos, an Alexandrian, was an important influence in the development of a notable style of painting especially associated with artists in the City, of dramatic renderings of natural scenes. He was renowned as a topographos and moved to Rome where he introduced and popularized the form. When Ptolemy VI sought refuge in Rome whilst exiled from Egypt, Demetrius gave him shelter.

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Last Updated: June 20th, 2011