Livius ANDRONIC Lucius (Lucius Livius Andronicus)( Author epic, dramatic and lyrical works written in Latin.)
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Biography Livius ANDRONIC Lucius (Lucius Livius Andronicus)
(ca. 284 - OK. 204 BC)
. Born in the Greek city of Tarentum, and was in Rome as a prisoner (probably after the capture of the city by the Romans in 272 BC), was a tutor (perhaps in the home of Mark Libya Salinatora), then regained freedom, and adopted the family name of his chuck
. Translation of Greek poetry into Latin, Livy marked the beginning of Roman literature, which until then filed a little hope, apparently, in need of inspiration, imparted to classical models. Owned Libya Andronik arrangement Odyssey Italic size, saturnian verse continued to read in the Roman schools until the time of Horace. In 240 BC. on Roman games (ludi Romani) Livy put the tragedy (perhaps more and comedy), is the processing of the Greek sample, preserving the original size - and troheev iambs. So Livy created a precedent that should have all the Roman tragedy and comedy writer for over a century. In 207 BC, in accordance with an indication of Sibylline books, Libya Andronik was asked to compose a hymn to appease the gods at a critical moment 2 nd Punic War. He thus acquired the right to be called the father of the Roman lyric poetry. Of all the heritage of Libya survived no more than 100 lines.