ALEXANDER (Aleksandros)( Greek poet)
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Biography ALEXANDER (Aleksandros)
Alexander, Aleksandros, from Plevron in Aetolia, genus. app. 315 g. BC. e., Greek poet, belonged to the galaxy of Alexandrian tragedians. Collaborated with Kallimahom when compiling the catalog of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, examining the tragedy and satirical drama. Ok. 276 g. stayed at the court of Antigonus Gonata in Macedonia. A student Fileta Kosskogo. From his work we know only one name: Astragalistai (playing in the bone), and it is unclear whether it is the product of A. He also wrote elegies, epillii, epigrams and other small works. Preserved fragments of the two elegies - Apollo and the Muses. The first was a collection of love stories with tragic end, written in the form of predictions of Apollo, she had a particularly difficult language. Preserved fragment speaks of love Kleobui to Anteyu. In the muses, was described a contest for poets in the creation of the hymn to Artemis of Ephesus. From epiliev Ryback (Halieus) and Kirk, we have one small portions. A. was a typical representative of Alexandrian poetry.