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Tyrtaeus

[tur-tee-uh s] /tɜrˈti əs/
noun
1.
flourished 7th century b.c, Greek poet.
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Greek elegiac poet, author of stirring poetry on military themes supposedly composed to help Sparta win the Second Messenian War

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