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Agis of Argos

Greece / Greek

Poems were written in Ancient mainly in Greek language. Dominant movement is classicism.


Agis (Gr. Ἄγις) was an ancient Greek poet from Argos, and a contemporary of Alexander the Great, whom he accompanied on his Asiatic expedition.[1] Curtius[2] as well as Arrian[3] and Plutarch[4] describe him as a sycophant, one of the basest flatterers of the king. Curtius calls him "the composer of the worst poems after Choerilus" ("pessimorum carminum post Choerilum conditor"), which probably refers rather to their obsequious, flattering character than to their worth as poetry. The Greek Anthology contains an epigram which is probably the work of this flatterer.[5][6][7]