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Anacreon

[uh-nak-ree-uh n]
noun
  1. c570–c480 b.c., Greek writer, especially of love poems and drinking songs.
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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

Anacreon

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