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  ALCAEUS - LoveToKnow Article on ALCAEUS
Alcaeus was allotted the second place among the nine lyric poets in the Alexandrian canon.
The considerable number of fragments extant, and the well-known imitations of Horace, who regarded Alcaeus as his great model, enable us to form a fair idea of the character of his poems.
See Bergk, Poetae Lyrici Graeci (1882); also The Songs of Alcaeus,' by J. Easby-Smith (Washington, 1901); Plehn, Lesbiacorum Liber (1826); Flach, Geschichte der griechischen Lyrik (1883-1884); Farriell, Creek Lyric Poets (1891).
www.1911encyclopedia.org /A/AL/ALCAEUS.htm   (259 words)

  
 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 96 (v. 1)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Two recensions of the works of Alcaeus were made by the grammarians Aristarchus and Aristophanes.
The metres of Alcaeus were generally lively, and his poems seem to have been constructed in short single strophes, in all of which the corres­ponding lines were of the same metre, as in the odes of Horace.
His likeness is preserved, together with that of Pittacus, on a brass coin of Mytilene in the Royal Museum at Paris, which is engraved by Visconti.
ancientlibrary.com /smith-bio/0105.html   (1023 words)

  
 cciv243.Alcaeus.html
Alcaeus was a native of Mytilene, the most important city on the island of Lesbos.
Alcaeus makes frequent use of two particular stanzaic forms, the Alcaic and the Sapphic, on which see the General Introduction, note 3.
Ruler of Mytilene on the island of Lesbos in the early sixth century B.C. and a target of vituperative attack in the extant fragments of the poet Alcaeus.
mkatz.web.wesleyan.edu /Images2/cciv243.Alcaeus.html   (1886 words)

  
 The Personal Song, from Gilbert Murray's Ancient Greek Literature
ALCAEUS spent his life in wars, first against Athens for the possession of Sigêum, where, like Archilochus, he left his shield for the enemy to dedicate to Athena; then against the democratic tyrant Melanchrôs and his successor Myrsilos.
Sappho and Alcaeus are often represented together on vases, and the idea of a romance between them was inevitable.
In Alcaeus it embraces all sides of an adventurous and perhaps patriotic life; in Sappho it expresses with a burning intensity the inner life, the passions that are generally silent; in Anacreon it spreads out into light snatches of song about simple enjoyments, sensual and imaginative.
classicpersuasion.org /pw/sappho/sappmurray.htm   (1326 words)

  
 Alcaeus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
In Greek mythology, Alcaeus was one of the Perseidae, a son of Perseus and Andromeda.
Alcaeus (ALKAIOS), Greek lyric poet, an older contemporary of Sappho, was a native of Mytilene in Lesbos and flourished about 600 b.c.
His life was greatly mixed up with the political disputes and internal feuds of his native city.
www.theezine.net /a/alcaeus.html   (296 words)

  
 Alcaeus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
in mythology, Alcaeus was the son of Perseus and the father of Amphitryon.
Alcaeus was also a lyric poet of the archaic period.
This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alcaeus   (96 words)

  
 Sappho's Feminine Voice
By comparing Sappho's works to male contemporaries, Hesiod and Alcaeus, it can be illustrated that her poems have a femininity to them that her male counterparts do not.
In comparison her works to Hesiod and Alcaeus, it is indeed apparent that the world Sappho lived in was very distinct.
One would imagine that if Hesiod or Alcaeus were to have read one of Sappho's works, the world she revealed would indeed have seemed foreign to them.
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 Transmission of Archaic Greek Sympotic Songs: from Lesbos to Alexandria
Moreover, given the traditional date assigned to the time when Alcaeus flourished, around 600 BCE, Rösler argues that the songs of this poet must have been the product of an era so early that the technology of writing was not yet generally used for either the composition or even the recording of songs.
If indeed Alcaeus is primarily a sympotic figure, as conveyed in the varieties of ethos that are being acted out in the songs attributed to him, then it is all the more natural for any sympotic performer of Alcaeus to have a relatively strong sense of identification with him in performance.
Examples: in Alcaeus F 129, Alcaeus puts a curse on Pittakos; in F 130, he speaks from exile; in F 141, he predicts that the city will soon be overthrown.
www.uchicago.edu /research/jnl-crit-inq/issues/current/31n1.nagy.htm   (8778 words)

  
 Alcaeus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Alcaeus wrote drinking songs, hymns, love songs, and poems with political themes.
The Alcaic strophe, a four-line stanza, is said to be his invention and was often used by Greek lyrists.
He was in a number of political disputes in his city and was forced into exile.
www.geocities.com /greeklyricpoets/alcaeus.html   (118 words)

  
 Rocky Mountain News: Books
Alcaeus is the enemy of Sappho's stepfather Pittacus, the dictator of Lesbos.
Though Alcaeus says he prefers boys, they share sex and romance before he recruits the teenage Sappho in the overthrow attempt on her stepfather.
She discovers she is pregnant with Alcaeus child, but Cercylas is too drunk and impotent to know the difference.
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 Alcaeus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
A collection of Alcaeus' surviving poems in 10 books (now lost) was made in the 2nd century BC, and he was a favourite model of the Roman lyric poet Horace, who adapted from him his own alcaic stanza.
Only fragments and quotations from Alcaeus' work survive, but they are enough to show the extent of his themes and to reveal his quality as a poet.
Alcaeus fought beside Pittacus against the Athenians, but Pittacus betrayed Alcaeus, whose respect turned into hatred.
www.kat.gr /Kat/History/Greek/Pt/Alcaeus.htm   (319 words)

  
 Alcaeus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Alcaeus (Mytilene, Lesbos, 620 b.C. b.C.) Greek lyric poet who wrote hymns, love songs, and political odes.
A collection of Alcaeus' surviving poems in 10 books (only some 150 fragments survived until now) was made in the 2nd century b.C., and he was a favourite model of the Roman lyric poet Horace, who adapted from him his own alcaic stanza.
His poems may be classed in four groups: hymns in honour of gods and heroes, love poetry, drinking songs, and political poems.
www.italycyberguide.com /History/factspersons/alcaeus.htm   (197 words)

  
 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2005.09.81
Although this choice is understandable, one can wonder whether, especially for the texts with critical signs, they should not have been included (or at least mentioned, for example in an appendix), since critical signs are themselves exegesis, and moreover one of the most interesting kinds.
The introduction on Alcaeus (CLGP, 75-80) is in this respect extremely good; it gives a general picture of ancient exegesis on Alcaeus, linking papyrological evidence with the historical and cultural context of Alexandrian scholarship.
However, the introduction by Porro should be a model for the future editors of the next volumes of CLGP; assessing the importance and value of this evidence and putting it into a wider context are fundamental steps in order to reach a wider audience and raise interest for these technical and often fragmentary texts.
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /bmcr/2005/2005-09-81.html   (2040 words)

  
 cciv110.Sappho&Alcaeus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Aristotle implies that the first line was a poem by Alcaeus, and that the second section was an answering poem by Sappho.
The more generally accepted view is that of an ancient commentator, who attributed all of the above lines to Sappho: in this view, Sappho wrote a poem in which she reported a conversation between herself and Alcaeus.
The first line is what Sappho attributes to Alcaeus; the second group of lines is what she reports as her answer to him.
mkatz.web.wesleyan.edu /cciv110x/sappho/cciv110.Sappho%26Alcaeus.html   (157 words)

  
 The Inspiration: "And Sovereign Law ..." (Library of Congress)
Sir William Jones (1746-1794), a renowned linguist and jurist on the Supreme Court in India, was a prolific writer and translator of prose and poetry from Persian, Arabic and Sanskrit texts.
Known as the "Father of Modern Linguistics," Sir William Jones was largely responsible for the introduction of Asian literature, philosophy and culture to the West in the 18th century and his translations had enormous influence on the Romantic writers and poets in the early 19th century, among them the poets Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, and Shelley.
Milton did not espouse democratic ideals as we know and understand them today, yet Milton presented in the Areopagitica early and courageous views on freedom of speech and freedom of the press which are the primary tenets of the First Amendment of the American Constitution.
www.loc.gov /law/public/asl/htdoc/asl002.html   (732 words)

  
 Codatractus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
: the size of the FW apical spots seems consistently different between all eight alcaeus and carlos, in that the former has four large spots that connect with each other while the latter has three small spots with a gap between the inner two and outermost one.
B: each taxon has a row of four large submedian pale blocks on the FW; on alcaeus the lowermost block has its basal edge aligned below the third block, creating overlap; on carlos the lowermost block has its basal edge beyond the outer limit of the third block, thus having no overlap.
D: this is less clear, but on alcaeus the two dark blocks at the lower-right of "D" tend to touch or overlap, while on carlos these usually don't touch
www.martinreid.com /leps32.html   (228 words)

  
 Catalogue Of Paraliterary Papyri   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
127) or it is a learned treatise with the subject of the Lesbiaka or a historiographic work appealing to citations of Alcaeus (cfr.
226) mentions that the parts of the text are arranged as in a hypomnema, still only in one part there is a lemma from Alcaeus at the beginning (Alc.
1 II 31-33), other references to the work of Alcaeus are integrated within the exegesis: this seems to rule out that, if the work is a commentary on Alcaeus, it comes from a hypomnema with continuous lemmata.
cpp.arts.kuleuven.ac.be /cppdetail.php?id=0081   (452 words)

  
 Alcaeus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Alcaeus puede referir a varias figuras del Griego antiguo:
Alcaeus era también poeta lírico del período arcaico.
English version: Alcaeus Next: David C. Jewitt Up
www.yotor.net /wiki/es/al/Alcaeus.htm   (56 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Alcaeus (Classical Literature, Biography) - Encyclopedia
AllRefer.com - Alcaeus (Classical Literature, Biography) - Encyclopedia
The Alcaic strophe (a four-line stanza) said to be his invention was much used by Greek lyrists and greatly admired by Horace who employed it with slight modification.
See D. Page, Sappho and Alcaeus (1955); H. Martin, Alcaeus (1972); A. Burnett, Three Archaic Poets (1983).
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/A/Alcaeus.html   (191 words)

  
 Perseus Lookup Tool   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Munich 2416: Late Archaic; Attic Red Figure; Kalathos; Side A: Alcaeus and Sappho
Munich 2416: Kalathos attributed to the Brygos Painter: Drawing of the side A, showing Alcaeus and Sappho [Image] (4.41)
Munich 2416: Kalathos attributed to the Brygos Painter: Drawing of the side A (detail, left), showing Alcaeus [Image] (3.43)
www.perseus.tufts.edu /cgi-bin/vor?type=phrase&alts=0&group=typecat&lookup=Alcaeus&collection=Perseus:collection:Greco-Roman   (77 words)

  
 Amazon.de: English Books: Sappho and Alcaeus: An Introduction to the Study of Ancient Lesbian Poetry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Amazon.de: English Books: Sappho and Alcaeus: An Introduction to the Study of Ancient Lesbian Poetry
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 Three Archaic Poets: Archilochus, Alcaeus, Sappho, (Anne Pippin Burnett)
Three Archaic Poets: Archilochus, Alcaeus, Sappho, (Anne Pippin Burnett)
I had not realized until this year how much we are living in an age after Archilochus.
Please love these people in spite of their faults, and try to appreciate the soundtracks if you ever go to movies, which continue to base plots on the themes covered in this book.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Books: Sappho and Alcaeus: Introduction to the Study of Ancient Lesbian Poetry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
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 Abbeys Bookshop - Three Archaic Poets: Archilochus Alcaeus Sappho   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
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This study of early Greek lyric provides portraits of Archilochus, Alcaeus and Sappho and their poetry.
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 Amazon.com: Books: Greek Lyric: Sappho Alcaeus (Loeb Classical Library)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
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 Sappho and Alcaeus - Alma-Tadema art print, poster, picture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Sappho and Alcaeus - Alma-Tadema art print, poster, picture
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 Genera Alcaeus
This page contains pictures and information about Shield Bugs of genera Alcaeus
Alcaeus varicornis - Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment and Heritage, Commonwealth of Australia 2005.
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 Find a Poet: the all-poetry encyclopedia. Submit a site!: Poets : A : Alcaeus
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 Sappho and Alcaeus by Denys L. Page, 0198143230, Lowest Book Price Finder
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