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Anacreon - Life, Poetry, A translated poem, Anacreon and the Star Spangled Banner, Poets named after Anacreon


Greek lyric poet, from Teos, modern Turkey. He was invited to Samos by Polycrates to tutor his son, and after the tyrant's downfall, was taken to Athens by Hipparchus, son of the tyrant Pisistratus. He was famous for his satires and his elegant poems on love and wine, of which only fragments of his five books remain.

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