IVIC (Ibikos)( Greek lyric poet)
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Biography IVIC (Ibikos)
Ibycus; Ibikos, from Regia in Southern Italy, VI in. BC. e., Greek lyric poet. The early years spent at home, then went to the island of Samos, where he was at the court of the tyrant Polycrates. According to legend, was killed by robbers, and the cranes, who witnessed the death and. identified those who did it. I. wrote choral songs, and songs intended for one performer. Preserved a few fragments. Perhaps, in his youth shifted the epic tradition in lyric meters modeled Stesichorus. Therefore, the ancient works attributed to him, later recognized creations Stesichorus, for example, funeral games in honor of Peliano (Athla epi Pelia), Capture of Troy (Iliu persis). I. famous love songs addressed to the boys. Their music has a sense of strength and delicate perception of beauty of nature. Many of them were intended for one performer. Biggest papirusovy fragment (approximately. 53 verses) addressed to Polycrates (probably the son of a tyrant), previously included in the choral song, consisting of three parts that honors the finest heroes of mythical times, which can be compared to the beauty of Polycrates, it is equally worthy of immortality. Legend about the crane was a wandering plot. It took F. Schiller for his ballad Ivikovy Cranes (Russian translation VA. Zhukovsky).