Some persons possessed this power for life, others only for a particular time or particular purpose, as the people of Mitylene elected Pittacus to oppose the exiles, who were headed by Antimenides and Alcaeus
the poet, as we learn from a poem of his; for he upbraids the Mitylenians for having chosen Pittacus for their tyrant, and with one [1285b] voice extolling him to the skies who was the ruin of a rash and devoted people.
In conclusion it may be worth while to add the graceful epigram of Alcaeus
of Messene ("Palatine Anthology", vii
), that he was "wont to sing of Bacchus, the Muses,
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aristocratic thought (Alcaeus
, Sappho)--was regenerated in Athens in the
(7.) This episode, concerning an unnamed Gallus and a lion, appears in the Greek Anthology (Simonides 6.217; Alcaeus
6.218; Antipater 6.219; Dioscorides 6.220 in Paton 1916, 410-414).
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Their topics include crooked competition: the performance and poetics of skolia, authentic and autochthonous traditions in archaic and Hellenistic lyric poetry, embedded song and poetic authority in Pindar and Bacchylides, on the antagonism between divine and human performer in archaic Greek poetics, and Sappho or Alcaeus
: authors and genres of archaic hymns.
. Swinburne's version of Sappho's ode is sensual and
(Hewitson, 1867) rev.
Looking eastward might refresh jaded neo-classical tastes, as he wrote to his Hungarian Orientalist friend, Count Reviczki: "From my earliest years, I was charmed with the poetry of the Greeks; nothing, I then thought, could be more sublime than the Odes of Pindar, nothing sweeter than Anacreon, nothing more polished and elegant than the golden remains of Sappho, Archilochus, Alcaeus
, and Simonides: but when I had tasted the poetry of the Arabs and Persians [...]" It was perhaps Welsh princely blood that made him dissatisfied with his post as tutor.
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