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Alcaeus Line breaks: Al|caeus
Pronunciation: /alˈsiːəs/

Definition of Alcaeus in English:

( Circa 620-circa 580 bc), Greek lyric poet. He invented a new form of lyric metre, the alcaic; he also wrote political odes, drinking songs, and love songs. His works were a model for Horace and the verse of the Renaissance.

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