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Cretan Diktis

( Greek writer)

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Diktis Cretan, "Diary of the Trojan War" ( "Ephemeris tu Troiku polemu"), I work in Greek. n. e. By posing as a member of the Trojan War, Homer unknown. His diary, written in Phoenician, was rumored to be found in the tomb during an earthquake in the 13 year of the reign of Emperor Nero (66/67 years.), Who ordered to finish his translation into Greek. Pros Greek text, known in Byzantium as early as VI in. n. e., was killed, but in 1907. issued papyrus found in Egypt, with its passage, dating from the beginning of III in. n. e., which confirmed the existence of a Greek original, and the adequacy of the surviving Latin translation. The transfer completed, probably in the IV. n. e. unknown to us from other sources, L. Septimus, who in a letter, it is prepared, the reader says that the first 5 books he translated correctly, but in the latter part of the VI only told the contents of those passages that relate to the return of heroes from Troy.

According to the translator, found in the tomb of the text was written in Greek, only the Phoenician script. The author presented the events of the Trojan War from the perspective of the Greeks, dropping in his narrative all the irrational elements. He begins with the abduction of Helen, finishing as the death of Odysseus. Latin translation of the Diary had a significant influence on the literature of the Middle Ages, . introducing, . along with the product, . attributed to Darius, . main source of information about the Trojan War until the Renaissance, . When Homer's epic once again began to read.,


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