Scholastic Agathias (Agathias Scholastikos)( Greek poet and historian)
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Biography Scholastic Agathias (Agathias Scholastikos)
Agathias scholastic, Agathias Scholastikos, OK. 536-582 years. n. e. Place from Mirim in Asia Minor, Greek poet and historian. He was educated in Alexandria and Constantinople, where, after a lawyer (Scholastikos). A Labor. History (Historiai) in 5 books covering the period 552-558 years., Continuing the story of Procopius of Caesarea. A. based on eyewitness accounts, but gave no time will own imagination. To explain the events of the Persian A. used Persian sources, especially for his translations. In the Palatine Anthology preserved about 100 epigrams A. different content: epitaph, satire, appeals to the gods, chat, erotic inscriptions.
A. included them in the drafting of an anthology called Circle (Kyklos), . which included an epigram of his immediate predecessors, . as well as contemporary poets, . grouped thematically, . not in alphabetical order, . as in previous compilations by Philip of Thessalonica, and Meleager of Gadara,
. Most of the epigrams contained in the circle, then hit the anthology Kefalas, and through it in the Palatine Anthology. Metric and style A. bear traces of the influence of Nonniya Panopolya. In general, creativity A. a perfect illustration of the revival of cultural life in the days of Justinian.