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date: 25 June 2022

Alcaeus(3)locked

, of Messene, fl. 200 BCE

Alcaeus(3)locked

, of Messene, fl. 200 BCE
  • Alan Douglas Edward Cameron
  •  and Christopher Pelling

Extract

Alcaeus (3) of Messen (fl. 200 bce), author of 22 epigrams from the Garland of *Meleager (2) on various themes, notably political attacks on *Philip (3) V of Macedon (who replied to one of them; Plut. Flam. 9). Also wrote abusive iambics (now lost).

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  • Greek Literature

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