flourished c600 b.c., Greek poet of Mytilene.
Classical Mythology. a son of Androgeus and a grandson of Minos.
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How to use Alcaeus in a sentence
That poetess, and her contemporary Alcaeus, divide the laurels of the pure Greek song of Dorian inspiration.
Among the Latins, Horace, in imitation of Alcaeus, made constant use of choriambic verse.
Horace had tuned his ear upon the lyres of Sappho and Alcaeus.Horace | Theodore Martin
And the noble son of Alcaeus led them, rejoicing in his host.Hesiod, The Homeric Hymns, and Homerica | Homer and Hesiod
Alcaeus, Anacreon, and Nonnus could not have sung as they did under the inspiration of spirit of turpentine.Gryll Grange | Thomas Love Peacock
British Dictionary definitions for Alcaeus
7th century bc, Greek lyric poet who wrote hymns, love songs, and political odes
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