Tatius Achilles (Achilles Tatius)( Greek novelist)
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Achilles Tatius, Achilles Tatius, from Alexandria, II in. n. e., Greek novelist. The author of the novel A Tale of Leucippus and Kleytofonte (Ta kata Leukippen kai Kleitophonta) in 8 books. Conventional adventures separated couples in love A. T. tried to present an unusual way, with an emphasis on the psychology of love, adventure and sensationalism rational explanation of the miraculous occurrences. The desire to escape from a schematic clearly felt in the beginning of the novel
. The author tells how, after a dangerous journey by sea, he arrived in Sidon, and saw the picture, which depicted the abduction of Europe, he describes a long and carefully, in accordance with the fashion prevalent at this time in the rhetoric
. Eros, a leading converted into a bull Zeus tells him the conversation with a young man encountered. This is Kleytofont, which in an atmosphere reminiscent of Plato's Phaedrus, in the shade of plane trees on the stream, the author tells about the power of Eros, which he happened to learn among the extraordinary adventures. Not wanting to marry his father designed half-sister, he fled by boat with his beloved Leucippus.
The storm broke the ship, and the heroes of the hands of Egyptian robbers. This is followed by a series of adventures, presented the most dramatic way. Kleyrofont to three times to experience the death of his beloved, and once it becomes a witness, not suspecting that this death was staged with the help of simple theatrical requisites. Unswerving loyalty lovers rewarded according to his deserts at the end of the novel, . but in spite of the Greek tradition Kleyrofont must submit to the will in front of this rich lady, . passion which largely directs the action of the second part works,
. But despite this, thanks to well articulated oath, wins. The novel ends on a happy coupling of lovers in the temple of Artemis.
The narrative is often interrupted by various digressions: speeches, stories, descriptions, letters, and psevdoestestvennonauchnymi digressions. The action takes place fairly smoothly, and the characters of the second plan is closely linked to the main pivot. Roman A.T. was popular in the Byzantine era, and although freedom of manners of his heroes aroused indignation, he even found imitators in this era.