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  1. 7th century bc, Greek lyric poet
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  • Alcman won his laurels at Sparta by the composition of this kind of hymn.

    Studies of the Greek Poets (Vol I of 2)

    John Addington Symonds

  • 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.