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c570–c480 b.c, Greek writer, especially of love poems and drinking songs.
Historical Examples

A glance at the Anacreon will show the truth of this observation.
Thomas Moore Stephen Gwynn

There were ears for these sounds in Greece long ago, as Anacreon’s ode will show.
Excursions and Poems Henry David Thoreau

His imitations of Anacreon, and the soft bard of Erin, have on many occasions puzzled the cognoscenti of Eton.
The English Spy Bernard Blackmantle

Anacreon has more than a dozen, and other favorites in proportion.
The Knickerbocker, Vol. 22, No. 2, August 1843 Various

A little later he imposed upon the first scholars of Italy by two odes in the manner of Anacreon.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 4 Various

Abundant are the parœnia of Alcæus, Anacreon, Theognis, and others.
Studies of the Greek Poets (Vol I of 2) John Addington Symonds

The writings of Gtz consist of a number of short lyrics and several translations, of which the best is a rendering of Anacreon.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 3 Various

It was at his court that Anacreon sung of wine and love as none had sung before.
Half a Hundred Hero Tales Various

Anacreon is suddenly wounded, before he can perceive that Love, mocking, has left his house.
Isabella Orsini Francesco Domenico Guerrazzi

An extant portrait of Anacreon is also derived from Cresilas.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6 Various

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


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