Samos Asclepiades (Asklepiades)( Greek poet)
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Asclepiades Samos, Asklepiades, IV / III Centuries. BC. e., Greek poet. Contemporaries (eg, Theocritus, who is his praises) called him as Sikelidom. One of the most prominent authors of the Greek epigrams. Linked to the circle of poets from the island of Kos, in Alexandria, worked at the same time with Poseydippom and Gedilom. He is the author of about. 40 epigrams (preserved in the Palatine Anthology), mostly on erotic themes and drinking. Epigrams these reveal the fiery temperament and liveliness of the senses. Some of them are dramatic character. Tombstone epigram-appeal, also represented in the work of A., he already is an independent literary form that does not seek any practical purposes. Deliberately simple style and language suggest a high poetic skill. A. had a great influence on contemporary poets (Callimachus, Theocritus) and therefore the subsequent periods (including Catullus, Tibull, Propertius, Ovid, Horace).