- c570–c480 b.c., Greek writer, especially of love poems and drinking songs.
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Examples from the Web for anacreon
Of what Anacreon said to a fly that lighted on his brow when he was composing an ode to Venus.Semiramis and Other Plays
Olive Tilford Dargan
There were ears for these sounds in Greece long ago, as Anacreon's ode will show.Excursions and Poems
Henry David Thoreau
And Anacreon mentions it on the same occasion always in every page.The Adventures of Roderick Random
Anacreon has more than a dozen, and other favorites in proportion.
Abundant are the parœnia of Alcæus, Anacreon, Theognis, and others.Studies of the Greek Poets (Vol I of 2)
John Addington Symonds
- ?572–?488 bc, Greek lyric poet, noted for his short songs celebrating love and wine
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