- 7th century bc, Greek lyric poet
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Alcman won his laurels at Sparta by the composition of this kind of hymn.
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.The Heroic Age
H. Munro Chadwick
Alcman, the great lyric poet of Sparta (Lydian by birth), brought the so-called Lydian measure to its highest perfection.Woman's Work in Music