Bacchylides

Bacchylides

[buh-kil-i-deez]
noun
flourished 5th century b.c, Greek poet.
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bacchylides

Greek lyric poet, nephew of the poet Simonides and a younger contemporary of the Boeotian poet Pindar, with whom he competed in the composition of epinician poems (odes commissioned by victors at the major athletic festivals).

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