[ uh-nak-ree-uhn ]
/ əˈnæk ri ən /
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c570–c480 b.c., Greek writer, especially of love poems and drinking songs.
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How to use Anacreon in a sentence
The drinking-song, from Anacreon down to all his imitators in Germany, occupies a special and very prominent place in literature.The Art of Drinking|Georg Gottfried Gervinus
Anacreon, the lyric poet, was his contemporary, and all his poetry abounds with the praises of Polycrates.
Voltaire says, that Anacreon, less old, produced less charming compositions.The Book of Curiosities|I. Platts
Go and amuse yourself with Horace, study Pausanias, and be gay over Anacreon.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XII. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
It occurs in several later miscellanies; and in the variorum translation of Anacreon published at Oxford in 1683.Speculum Amantis|Various
British Dictionary definitions for Anacreon
/ (əˈnækrɪˌɒn, -ən) /
?572–?488 bc, Greek lyric poet, noted for his short songs celebrating love and wine
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