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- n. An art gallery (especially a picture gallery)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A picture gallery.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A picture-gallery, especially in Greek antiquity One of the most important stood just outside the Propylæa on the Acropolis at Athens, on the left as one entered.
In ancient Greece and Rome, a pinacotheca was a picture gallery.
The pinacotheca of this building was a complete musaeum of all the curiosities of art and nature; and there were public schools for all the sciences.
Landscape, on the other hand, illustrated nothing, represented no important event deserving of record, and was thus totally without significance in a Grecian temple or pinacotheca.
The artistic spirit shown in the whole plan and decoration of the new pinacotheca is worthy of admiration.
But Aulus began to walk with long steps over the mosaic of the pinacotheca.
Many consider the north wing of the Acropolis 'Propylaea, with its paintings, the original pinacotheca.
The old general gave command to prepare his litter at once; meanwhile, shutting himself up with Pomponia in the pinacotheca adjoining the oecus, he said to her, -- "Listen to me, Pomponia.
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