Parfenov (Parphenios)( Greek poet)
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Biography Parfenov (Parphenios)
Parfeny; Parphenios, of Nicea, I in. BC. e., Greek poet. During the war with Mithridates VI, king of Pontus, in 73 g. BC. e. prisoner was brought to Italy and there released. Since that time he lived in Rome and Naples, where if a teacher of Virgil. P. was the author of the poem (probably written elegiac distihom) entitled Metamorphoses and several mythological epillionov: Antippa, Hercules. Thanks to the finds of papyri have been recently discovered fragments of two poems, P.: one written in the death of his wife of the poet (Aretes epikedeion), and the other - in honor of a Timandra. However, the greatest importance was fully preserved collection of prose narratives of love Love suffering (Erotika pathemata), on Cornelia Halle, content of which was borrowed from the Greek poets and historians. It is characterized by the desire to influence the reader through the timely strengthening of dramatic tension and pathos. P. had a strong influence on the Roman poets, especially in neoterikov.