Tyrtaeus

(lived 7th century BC) Spartan war poet, reputedly also a general. His poems are a resolute expression of early Spartan militarism. ...
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Tyrtaeus

Greek elegiac poet, author of stirring poetry on military themes supposedly composed to help Sparta win the Second Messenian War.[2 related articles]
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Tyrtaeus

Tyrtaeus (turtē'us) , fl. 7th cent. B.C. at Sparta, Greek elegiac poet. Fragments of his martial elegies in Dorian Greek, which were written to spur Spartan soldiers to victory, are extant. An Athenian legend relates that Athens sent Tyrtaeus, a lame schoolmaster, to Sparta when Sparta nee...
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