Alcaeus [al sē′əs]
fl. 600 B.C.; Gr. lyric poet

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  • Alcaeus — may refer to several ancient Greek figures, notably:*Alcaeus (mythology), the son of Perseus and the father of Amphitryon *Alcaeus of Mytilene, a lyric poet of the archaic period *Alcaeus of Messene, a Greek epigrammatist of the late 3rd/early… …   Wikipedia

  • Alcaeus — /al see euhs/, n. 1. fl. c600 B.C., Greek poet of Mytilene. 2. Class. Myth. a son of Androgeus and a grandson of Minos. * * * or Alkaios born с 620 BC, Mytilene, Lesbos died с 580 BC Greek lyric poet. Only fragments and quotations survive from… …   Universalium

  • ALCAEUS — I. ALCAEUS Herculis avus, a quo ut quidam volunt, Alcides dictus fuit Hercules. Apollodor. Diodor. Sic. Euseb. II. ALCAEUS Lydus, Herculis ex Cleoalo filio nepos, pater fuit Argonis, primi Lydorum Regum Dynastiae II. quae Heraclidarum dicitur,… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Alcaeus — Alkaios und Sappho, attische rotfigurige Kalathos, um 470 v. Chr., Staatliche Antikensammlungen (Inv. 2416) Alkaios (griech. Ἀλκαῖος, lat. Alcaeus, Alcäus) (* um 630 v. Chr. in Mytilini auf Lesbos; † um 580 v …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Alcaeus of Mytilene — Alcaeus (Alkaios, Attic Greek Ἀλκαῖος) of Mytilene (c. 620 BC 6th century BC), Ancient Greek lyric poet who supposedly invented the Alcaic verse. He was included in the canonical list of nine lyric poets by the scholars of Hellenistic Alexandria …   Wikipedia

  • Alcaeus of Messene — Alcaeus (Gr. polytonic|Ἀλκαῖος) of Messene was the author of a number of epigrams in the Greek Anthology, from some of which his date may be easily fixed at around the late 3rd/early 2nd century BC.cite encyclopedia | last = Smith | first =… …   Wikipedia

  • Alcaeus (mythology) — In Greek mythology, Alcaeus or Alkaios ( gr. polytonic|Ἀλκαῖος) was the name of a number of different people:cite encyclopedia | last = Schmitz | first = Leonhard | authorlink = | title = Alcaeus | editor = William Smith | encyclopedia =… …   Wikipedia

  • Alcaeus — biographical name circa 620 circa 580 B.C. Greek poet …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Alcaeus — noun An Ancient Greek name, particularly borne by an Ancient Greek lyric poet of Mytilene (c. 620 BC 6th century BC) …   Wiktionary

  • Alcaeus —  (c. 600 bc) Greek poet …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

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