EVFORION (Euphorion)( Greek poet)
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Biography EVFORION (Euphorion)
Evforion; Euphorion, from Halkida on Euboea. Born in 275 g. BC. e., Greek poet. Received Athenian citizenship. At the invitation of Antiochus III the Great came to his court in Antioch, where he became curator of the library. A prolific author of poems, written mostly in hexameter. Many fragments of papyri discovered us, among them fragments of works: The Curse (Arai e poteriokleptes) and Truck (Thraks); both are epic curses recruits on real or imaginary enemy. This character had thousands (Chiliades), a poem in 5 books. We also know many other titles and epigrams preserved in the Palatine Anthology. Follower Kallimaha, E. brought to an absurd poetic style of the Alexandrian poets, trying to write as much as possible by using vague and unknown variants of myths and legends. His language is replete with too few expressions that E. often attaches importance, nowhere more so not occurring. He has had a significant impact on Nikandra, on Roman neoterikov, called Cicero "E. singers", on Tibull and Propertius, as well as Ovid, and to some extent on Virgil and Nonniya. E. was the author of several prose works, testifying to its historical interest, among them On the Isthmian games (Peri Isthmion), Historical Notes (Historika hypomnemata).