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Kratin (Kratinos)

( Greek ++T+-L)

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Kratin; Kratinos, V in. BC. e., Greek ++T+-L. We are aware of 26 titles of his comedies, preserved many fragments. In the comic agon he triumphed nine-(first - in 453). In comedies K. we find, . as in Aristophanes, . legendary motifs, . elements of literary criticism, . processing myths, . and above all - a sharp political satire, . designed to address specific public figures of Athens (particularly common in the address of Pericles) and criticism of political and public relations,
. K. praised the past times, his ideal, he saw in the already dead politicians like Timon or aristocrat Solon. Pericles' he blamed the outbreak of the Peloponnesian War, . particularly, . Dionysus in the comedy-Alexander (Dionysaleksandros; fr.), . in which the god Dionysus speaking in 'court of Paris' in the role of Paris (also known as Alexander, hence the title), . provoked the beginning of the Trojan War,
. Mythological travesty here is closely linked to criticism of the current situation, but in a cowardly Dionysus, Alexander always easily able to guess Pericles.

Fairy-tale character had to comedy. Plutus (Plutoi, the deity of wealth), in which the dispute Plutus Athenians of the wealth of the righteous (primarily an inheritance), and the unrighteous. In the comedy Archilochus (Archilochoi) K. introduced the agon of the great poets of the past, pointing out simultaneously on Archilochus as his predecessor in the fight against weapons of caustic verse. In 424 g. Aristophanes brought to. in their rider in the form of once-great poet, who in his old age drank, and squandered his talent. 423 g. K. delivered his last comedy Jug (Pytine; fr.), which brought himself in the wrong way of changing her husband's lawful wife comedy with a young and charming Mehta (ie, drunkenness). He spoke in defense of wine as a beautiful gift of god Dionysus comedy, proving that it can not create anything great man who drinks only water. Great comic talent to. brought him this time victory over Aristophanes (who put Clouds). C., the eldest of the famous trio of comic authors (AK, EUPOL, Aristophanes), often were compared with Aeschylus, whom he also recalls his passionate and poetic temperament.


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