GELVY Zinn (Cinna Helvius)( Roman poet)
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Biography GELVY Zinn (Cinna Helvius)
Cinna, Gelvy; Cinna, Helvius, I in. BC. e., Roman poet. Born in Gaul, cousin and friend of Catullus, whom he probably was in Bithynia in 57 g. It is often equated with the popular tribune 44 g., torn to pieces crowd. After the death of Caesar, C. joined the circle neoterikov. During 9 years, wrote epilion Smyrna, guided by the Alexandrian poets (Callimachus, Theocritus, Evforion). The poem included a set of vague allusions and to the extent demonstrated the author's erudition, that almost immediately demanded commentary. Her story was a little-known myth - the love story of Smyrna Mirra to his own father. Although Quintilian and ridiculed the product Y. for learning, they admired Catullus and Virgil. C. was also the author of love poems and epigrams, of which only fragments remain. He also wrote propemptikon, that is a poem with the wishes of a pleasant journey, addressed Azina POLION, go into Bithynia. C. was one of the most prominent neoterikov and was heavily influenced Parthenios of Nicaea, who arrived in Rome made friends with a native Gelviev.