Pamphilus, a Greek painter, born in Am-phipolis, flourished between 390 and 350 B. C. Not more than four or five of his pictures are specified by ancient authors, but Quintilian says he was one of the most celebrated among the Greeks for composition. He was the master of Apelles and Melanthius.
Pamphilus, an early Christian writer, born probably in Berytus, suffered martyrdom in Caasarea, Feb. 16, 309. He studied in Berytus, and under Pierius in Alexandria, and became a presbyter of Csesarea in Palestine. About the close of 307 he was imprisoned, and finally put to death, for refusing to sacrifice to the gods. With his most intimate friend Eusebius, who attended him in his imprisonment and assumed his name, he probably wrote five books of " The Apology for Origen." At Caesarea he formed a public library, chiefly of ecclesiastical works, which became very celebrated, and founded a theological school. In conjunction with Eusebius he prepared an edition of the Septuagint, which was commonly used in the eastern church. The Expositio Gapitum Actunm Apostolicorum has been ascribed to him, but doubtfully. The life of Pamphilus was written by Eusebius, but only a few doubtful fragments remain.