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[tur-tee-uh s]
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  1. flourished 7th century b.c., Greek poet.
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  • No date is given, but Lycurgus must apparently be thinking of a date prior to Tyrtaeus, as we shall see later.

    The World of Homer</p>

    Andrew Lang

  • But he was yet something more: he could, if he pleased, be a Tyrtaeus; he was no fighter—where was there ever a poet that was?

    Wild Wales

    George Borrow

  • The earliest of the Greek elegists, Callinus and Tyrtaeus, use elegy to rouse a warlike spirit in sinking hearts.

  • The virtue of Tyrtaeus, although needful enough in his own time, is really of a fourth-rate description.



  • The martial poet Tyrtaeus, and the oligarch Theognis, furnish him with happy illustrations of the two sorts of courage.



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