Flavius Flavius Cresconius Corippus Krestsony (Corippus, Flavius Cresconius)( Latin epic poet)
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Flavius Cresconius Corippus, Fl Krestsony; Corippus, Flavius Cresconius, VI in. n. e., Latin epic poet. Was a teacher of grammar in Africa, then an official at the imperial court at Byzantium. After 548 g. under the impression that the only ending the war with the Romans, Moors, wrote a military epic of 8 books entitled The Libyan War (De bellis Libycis), which celebrated the exploits of the military commander of the Imperial Army John. Out of the end of the last book. K. abandoned the mythological apparatus, but not passed the mandatory elements of the epic, such as a list of troops, descriptions of battles and different countries, speeches, etc.. Epic K. has more value as a historical and ethnographic document (description of the life of African Berbers), than as a poetic work. After the 566, already at the imperial court, to. wrote an epic called the Four books in honor of Justin with distinctive features of panegyric, which presented in the book. I-III the death of Justinian and the first 8 days of the reign of Justin, and in fragmentary preserved kn. IV - Justin entry to the consulate and related celebrations. This is a small piece of historical and literary value. K. was a very mediocre poet, a good well-read in ancient authors (especially Virgil and Klavdiane, which he took as an example), but he was not writing for the worst and good Latin hexameters.