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Alcaeus

Definition of the noun alcaeus

What does alcaeus mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: -

  1. Greek lyric poet of Lesbos; reputed inventor of Alcaic verse (611-580 BC)
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • instance of: Lesbian = a resident of Lesbos; poet = a writer of poems

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Who is Alcaeus?

Alcaeus, the son of Miccus, was an Athenian comic poet whose comedies marked the transition between Old Comedy and Middle Comedy. In 388 BC, his play Pasiphae was awarded the fifth place prize. Titles and fragments of seven other plays still exist, and suggest that he worked mainly in mythological subjects.

Phrases with Alcaeus

Phrases ending with the word Alcaeus:

  1. Entedon Alcaeus
  2. Pediobius Alcaeus
  3. Codatractus alcaeus
  4. Codatractus alcaeus alcaeus
  5. species Codatractus alcaeus
  6. subspecies Codatractus alcaeus alcaeus

Other phrases containing the word Alcaeus:

  1. Codatractus Alcaeus Apulia
  2. Subspecies Codatractus Alcaeus Apulia

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Alcaeus

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Google previewSappho's Immortal Daughters (1995)

by Margaret Williamson

Alcaeus is a bearded mature man; Phaon is beardless. Archilochus and Hipponax are described as Sappho's ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Lesbian and Gay Histories and Cultures (2003)

by George Haggerty, Bonnie Zimmerman

Whereas two out of the three earliest Greek lyric poets (Sappho's contemporary Alcaeus is the third) wrote poems referring to female homosexuality, in the classical period (fifth and fourth centuries B.C.E.)—when the thiasoi had disappeared, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica (1830)

Album | Alcaeus. Alcaic epitrite, a choriambus, another choriambus, and a bac- Knights. harbour is capable of containing large ships, and is well defended by a castle and battery. Lat. 37.7. N. ALBUM, in Antiquity, a kind of white table or ...

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Alcaeus Meaning

Video shows what Alcaeus means. An Ancient Greek name, particularly borne by an Ancient Greek lyric poet of Mytilene (c. 620 BC-6th century BC).. Alcaeus ...

Quotes about Alcaeus

Not houses finely roofed or the stones of walls well builded, nay nor canals and dockyards make the city, but men able to use their opportunity. (Alcaeus)
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Scrabble value of A1L1C3A1E1U1S1

The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of ALCAEUS

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