There is not one Greek lyric devoted to what we should designate love, with perhaps something like an exception in alcman.
alcman won his laurels at Sparta by the composition of this kind of hymn.
Compare with this the language of alcman, as the poet has represented him in the following lines.
alcman was a native of Sardis, and a slave of Agesilaus the Spartan.
But alcman asserts that it is the same as the apple, when he says, "less than a ."
Another type of professional poet may be seen in such persons as alcman.
alcman, the great lyric poet of Sparta (Lydian by birth), brought the so-called Lydian measure to its highest perfection.
alcman delights in speaking of his porridge, and Alcæus of the various implements of war which adorned his hall.
But the cakes called thridacisc by alcman, are the same as the Attic thridacin.