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Anacreon

Testimonia Vitae Atque Artis

1 Sud. A 1916 (i 171s. Adler)

Ἀνακρέων, Τήϊος, λυρικός, Σκυθίνου υἱός, οἱ δὲ Εὐμήλου, οἱ δὲ Παρθενίου, οἱ δὲ Ἀριστοκρίτου ἐδόξασαν. ἔγραψεν ἐλεγεῖα καὶ ἰάμβους, Ἰάδι πάντα διαλέκτῳ. γέγονε κατὰ Πολυκράτην τὸν Σάμου τύραννον Ὀλυμπιάδι νβ΄·1 οἱ δὲ ἐπὶ Κύρου καὶ2 Καμβύσου τάττουσιν αὐτὸν κατὰ τὴν νέ3 Ὀλυμπιάδα. ἐκπεσὼν δὲ Τέω διὰ τὴν Ἱστιαίου

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Anacreon

Anacreon

Biography

1 Suda

Anacreon: a lyric poet of Teos, the son of Scythinus or, according to other authorities, of Eumelus, Parthenius or Aristocritus.1 He wrote elegiac and iambic poems, all in the Ionic dialect. He lived in the time of Polycrates, the tyrant of Samos, in Olympiad 52 (572/1–569/8 b.c.).2 But other authorities put him in Olympiad 55 (560/59–557/6 b.c.) at the time of Cyrus3 and Cambyses.4 Because of the revolt of

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.anacreon-testimonia.1988