biographical name \ə-ˈna-krē-ən\

Definition of ANACREON

ca 582–ca 485 b.c. Greek poet


biographical name    (Concise Encyclopedia)

(born c. 582 BC, Teos, Ionia—died c. 485) Last great lyric poet of Asian Greece. Only fragments of his poetry have survived. Though he may have written serious poems, the poems quoted by later writers are chiefly in praise of love, wine, and revelry. His sentiments and style were widely imitated, and the anacreontic metre in poetry was named for him.

Variants of ANACREON

Anacreon or Anakreon


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