KHARITON (Chariton)( Greek writer)
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Biography KHARITON (Chariton)
Chariton, Chariton, presumably, I in. BC. e., dates back as I or II. Mr.. e., Greek writer. The author of the novel in 8 books on Haree and Callirhoe, the most ancient of the surviving Greek novels entirely. According to the information contained in the introduction to the product, X. came from Aphrodite in Caria, was secretary of the speaker Athenagoras. Of the novel X. is a love story, unfolding in Sicily in V. BC. e. It involves historical figures (the Persian king Artaxerxes II, his wife Statira, Siracusa strategist Hermocrates, father of the heroine).
X. quite freely interprets the history, allowing many inaccuracies and anachronisms, but the local color conveys very accurately. Composite Technology X. simple: it describes events in chronological order, without deviation, and inserts. At times it is repeated often by predicting events that must occur. H. familiar and art retardation. Appearance characters are diverse, well-characterized, shown even their internal development, almost no "white" and "black" heroes, the protagonists themselves are not without certain shortcomings. Expressively sketched minor figures as heroes belonging to the lower social strata, which is rare in Greek literature. Adventures of heroes, though unusual, is not implausible. Language X. clear and simple. His work is not meant for the intellectual elite, but was drawn to the average reader. Therefore, it is to enjoy sustainable success. H. read in Egypt even in VII. n. e. Due to its simplicity, brilliant characteristic way, a clear presentation of the events and their credibility, a strong motivation of adventure that first preserved Greek novel favorably with others.