EKDITSY Alzen Avitus (Avitus, Alcimus Ecdicius)( Christian Latin poet)
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Avitus, Alzen Ekditsy; Avitus, Alcimus Ecdicius, mind. in 518 BC, a Christian Latin poet. A. came from a senatorial family, from which they emerged, many bishops. He was educated, probably in Vienna (in southern Gaul), where 494 g. before his death was a bishop. - He wrote many epigrams, which are not preserved. Glory brought him to the biblical theme of the epic poem about the exploits of the spirit (Carmina de spiritalis historiae gestis) in 5 books, . which, . based on the book of Genesis and Exodus, . He introduced the creation of the world (I kn.), . the fall of Adam and Eve (II book.), . expulsion from paradise (III book.), . Flood (IV book.) trip across the Red Sea (V kn.),
. As the sixth book in the publications added to the poem in 666 hexameters, devoted sister of the poet, nun. The poem demonstrates the truly epic structure, along with the dramatic and lyrical elements are visible.
Masterfully mastered A. and dialogue. He knew the classical poetry and often used phrases borrowed from Virgil and other epic, as well as Apollinaria Sidonia and Seduliya. He rarely admits error in the field of prosody and metrics. Of the 9 books of messages A. survived 86 years of letters 495-517. These letters are a valuable historical source, some have grown even theological treatises. Preserved as 3 homilite (instructions) A. completely and the remaining fragments. A. writing pretentious language, decorated text rhetorical figures, so often it is difficult to understand. Relatively little is known he was in the Middle Ages, however, had an impact on Anglo-Saxon biblical epic (some believe that the D. Milton in Paradise Lost took a sample of AA) and Old High German epic.