Alcaeus


Alcaeus

Alcaeus may refer to several ancient Greek figures, notably:

*Alcaeus (mythology), the son of Perseus and the father of Amphitryon
*Alcaeus of Mytilene, a lyric poet of the archaic period
*Alcaeus of Messene, a Greek epigrammatist of the late 3rd/early 2nd century BC
*Alcaeus, an Epicurean philosopher who was expelled from Rome by a decree of the senate about 173 or 154 BC. [Perizon. "ad Aelian. V. H." ix. 22] [Athen. xii. p. 547, a.] [Suda "s. v." polytonic|Ἐπίκουρος]
*Alcaeus, incidentally spoken of by Polybius as habitually ridiculing the grammarian Isocrates. [Polybius, xxxii. 6, 160 BC] It is possible that this and the above, of whom nothing further is known, may have been identical with each other, and with the Alcaeus of Messene.
*Alcaeus, mentioned in the Suda as a writer of ten plays of the Old Comedy. In 388 BC, his play "Pasiphae" was awarded the fifth (i.e. last) place prize. Titles and fragments of seven other plays still exist, and suggest that he worked mainly in mythological subjects.Citation | last = Dover | first = Kenneth James | author-link = | contribution = Alcaeus (2) | editor-last = Hornblower | editor-first = Simon | title = Oxford Classical Dictionary | volume = | pages = | publisher = Oxford University Press | place = Oxford | year = 1996 | contribution-url = ] cite encyclopedia | last = Smith | first = Philip | authorlink = | title = Alcaeus | editor = William Smith | encyclopedia = Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology | volume = 1 | pages = 96 | publisher = Little, Brown and Company | location = Boston | year = 1867 | url = http://www.ancientlibrary.com/smith-bio/0105.html ]
*Alcaeus, the original name of Heracles, according to Diodorus Siculus.cite encyclopedia | last = Schmitz | first = Leonhard | authorlink = | title = Alceides | editor = William Smith | encyclopedia = Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology | volume = 1 | pages = 98 | publisher = Little, Brown and Company | location = Boston | year = 1867 | url = http://www.ancientlibrary.com/smith-bio/0107.html ]

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  • Alcaeus — biographical name circa 620 circa 580 B.C. Greek poet …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Alcaeus — noun An Ancient Greek name, particularly borne by an Ancient Greek lyric poet of Mytilene (c. 620 BC 6th century BC) …   Wiktionary

  • Alcaeus —  (c. 600 bc) Greek poet …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

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