AGAFONOV (Agathon)( Greek tragic poet)
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Agathon, Agathon, OK. 448-ca 405 years. BC. e., Greek tragic poet. He was the son Tesamena and came from Athens. Was famous for the beauty, richness and elegance that made him the object of ridicule comedians. Aristophanes presented him as a pampered pet of women. He was friends with Plato and Euripides, with whom in 407 g. was at the court of the Macedonian king Archelaus. In the Symposium, Plato plays a brilliant talk about the first victory won by a. in the tragic agony on holiday Lenny in 416 g. From his work preserved a few fragments, and 6 titles of plays, of which deserves attention Antheus (proper name, it is also possible that the name sounded like Anthos, ie, flower). In this tragedy, not based on a myth, and actors, and the action itself was invented by a poet. A. frequently used the rhetorical figures and ornaments. The sophistication of the style found its expression in the musicality of his works dating back to the Attic praises. A Choral Song. not correlated with the action of the play, were just as free music and dance inserts, filling gaps between acts.