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 (ăl-sē′əs) 611?-c. 580 bc.
Greek poet who reputedly invented Alcaic verse.


(Biography) 7th century bc, Greek lyric poet who wrote hymns, love songs, and political odes


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fl. c600 B.C., Greek poet of Mytilene.
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Noun1.Alcaeus - Greek lyric poet of Lesbos; reputed inventor of Alcaic verse (611-580 BC)
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