ALKIFRON (Alkiphron)( Greek speaker)
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Biography ALKIFRON (Alkiphron)
Alkifron, Alkiphron, presumably from Athens, II in. n. e., Greek speaker. From a collection of fictitious letters (Epistolai), divided into four books: I. Letters fishermen, II. Letters villagers, III. Letters hangers, IV. Letters heteras. Full of charm, often with an erotic tinge, Letters A. Also interesting from the standpoint of cultural history, as they reflect life of Athens IV in BC. e., that is, the turn of the classical and Hellenistic periods. The source of information about events, both historical and fictional, was for a. novoatticheskaya comedy. Prospective authors of letters - mostly historical figures, or the estate was considered such., Such as Menander and his beloved Glikeriya, Hyperides, the sculptor Praxiteles and Phryne hetaera. Language of letters focused on the comedy of Menander and reflects the everyday language of the educated strata of Athenian society IV BC. e.