LIKOFRON (Lykophron)( Greek poet)
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Biography LIKOFRON (Lykophron)
Likofron; Lykophron, from Halkida on Euboea, in the first half of III. BC. e., Greek poet. In the Library of Alexandria, he was Greek directory comedians, the fruit of this labor was the product on comedies (Peri komodias). L. was the author of numerous tragedies (cm. Tragic Pleiades), which persisted in only a couple of names and one small fragment, and the satyr play Menedemus preserved fragmentarily. The purpose of writing the work was praising Menedema philosopher, teacher and friend L., although the description of his feast, and the lack of jokes in his address. The entire conservation of the works under the title of Alexander (another name of the prophetess Cassandra). This numbering 1474 iambic verse dramatic monologue, spoken by a watchman guarding the prisoner in uzilische Cassandra, in which he describes her father, King Priam of Troy, the contents of her prophecies. The monologue that is the nature of the enhanced speech Envoy of the tragedy. It is divided into 4 parts. After the prologue, which refers to the abduction of Helen, the war and the fall of Troy, should be part of the misfortunes of the Greeks, who had not returned to their homes, then the description of the suffering of those who managed to return.
In the last part of the poet tells of the eternal enmity between Asia and Europe. The poem is written in a typical Alexandrian style, full of learning. Its content epic, . drawn from well-known local myths and legends, . with particular attention to Italy and Magna Graecia (among other things Eneem foundation of Rome or his descendants), . while intonation and ways of expression give the poem a lyrical pathos-character,
. Language is replete with rare words, often only seen in L. Style intentionally vague, full of allusions, a country marked by little-known local names of mountains, rivers, and most often described by means of fictional epithets. Instead of direct expressions used euphemisms. This, . as well as the relentless pursuit of the unknown and strange stories, . resulted, . that all work is one big mystery, . for reading in a narrow range of exceptional scholars and scientists of poets with certain intellectual interests,
. About Alexander mentions Ovid, in I and II cc. n. e. grammar schools have tried to unlock the secrets of this work, and the greatest success it enjoyed in the Byzantine era, as evidenced by numerous Scholia and commentary. Today, nominated by solid arguments in favor of the establishment of Alexandra in the first years of II in. BC. e. (v. 1146, probably, said of the victory of Rome over Macedonia, probably on the battle of Kenokefalom in 197 g. BC. e. that completed the Macedonian War II). In this case, assume that Alexander has written another Likofron, who lived at the turn of the III and II century. BC. e.