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[uh-nak-ree-uh n]
  1. c570–c480 b.c., Greek writer, especially of love poems and drinking songs.
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Examples from the Web for anacreon

Historical Examples of 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.

  • Anacreon has more than a dozen, and other favorites in proportion.

  • Abundant are the parœnia of Alcæus, Anacreon, Theognis, and others.

British Dictionary definitions for anacreon


  1. ?572–?488 bc, Greek lyric poet, noted for his short songs celebrating love and wine
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