Galaton (Ancient Greek: Γαλάτων) was an ancient Greek painter, whose picture representing Homer vomiting with other poets gathering up what fell from him, is mentioned by Aelian ( V. H. xiii. 22) and by a scholiast to Lucian (i. p. 499, ed. Wetstein), who calls the painter Gelaton. He probably lived under the reign of Ptolemy IV Philopator (222-205 BC), and his picture was no doubt intended to ridicule the Alexandrian epic poets.
- Galaton (Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology).
- Meyer, Kunstgeschkhte vol. ii. p. 193 ; Muller, Archaeol. d. Kunsl, § 163, n. 3.
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