Alcaeus - Quotes

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Not houses finely roofed or the stones of walls well builded, nay nor canals and dockyards make the city, but men able to use their opportunity. ---->>>

To be bowed by grief is folly; Naught is gained by melancholy; Better than the pain of thinking, Is to steep the sense in drinking. ---->>>

'Tis said that wrath is the last thing in a man to grow old. ---->>>

Wine is a peep-hole on a man. ---->>>


Name: Alcaeus
Nationality: Greek
Occupation: Poet

Alcaeus of Mytilene (; Greek: Ἀλκαῖος ὁ Μυτιληναῖος, Alkaios; c. 620 – 6th century BC) was a lyric poet from the Greek island of Lesbos who is credited with inventing the Alcaic stanza. He was included in the canonical list of nine lyric poets by the scholars of Hellenistic Alexandria (wikipedia)