Euphorion


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Euphorion

(yo͞ofôr`ēən), c.275–187? B.C., Greek poet, b. Chalcis. He was made (c.223 B.C.) librarian at Antioch by Antiochus the Great and held the position until his death. Highly regarded by Latin poets of the 1st cent. B.C., the few remaining fragments of Euphorion's work show his indebtedness to such poets as CallimachusCallimachus,
fl. c.280–45 B.C., Hellenistic Greek poet and critic, b. Cyrene. Educated at Athens, he taught before obtaining work in the Alexandrian library. There he drew up a catalog, with such copious notes that it constituted a full literary history.
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Euphorion

 

in ancient Greek mythology, a beautiful youth who was born of the union of Achilles and Helen, who were transported after their death to the Islands of the Blessed. Goethe used the myth of Euphorion in Faust, in which Euphorion is the son of Faust and Helen.