FOKILID (Phokylides)( Greek poet)
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Fokilid; Phokylides, of Miletus, VI. BC. e., Greek poet. Author banal moral prescriptions processed in distihi elegiac and hexameter and always starts by the formula: "This is the opinion Fokilida". Preserved small fragments. The longest fragment (8 verses) if an abbreviated retelling satire Simonides on women. The so-called Gnomes Fokilida (Gnomai Phokylidu), in 230 hexameter outlining the Code of Greek morality - just as prophecy and Sibyl Golden thoughts (Chrysa epe), attributed to Pythagoras - were probably created in the I / II cc. n. e. in the Hellenic-Jewish circles. They were extremely popular during the Renaissance.