|Neculce Ion (1672-1745).|
The work he wrote is superior from a literary point of view to the others.
|In front of the chronicle there are written O sama de cuvinte (Some Words) and some legends orally transmitted, illustrating deeds of the heroes. It is to be noticed the talent of a story-teller and the anecdotic spirit.|
|The chronicle itself is abundant in anecdotes, with characterizations and portraits, paintings and descriptions which belong more to history than to literature.|
|Neculce in an authentic story-teller of the past and a good memoir-writer. There are known the narrations an Cantemir Dimitrie's reign, Peter the Great's visit in Iasi, about Duca-voda's run a.o.|
|His portraits are the most artistically achieved giving a suggestive image of the character physically and morally (the metropolitan bishop Doroftei, the tsar Peter the Great, the ruler Constantin and Cantemir Dimitrie, the vizier Giu-Ali Pasa).|
|The frequency of dialogues is remarkable at Neculce, introducing it by "I say it to be said".|
|Another noticeable thing is the popular style - he wrote in the spoken language of Moldavia; he wrote proverbs and examples knowing how to match them with the situation.|