Developed by 6th century B.C. poet Anacreon, Anacreontic verse is one of many Ancient Greek forms that emerged during the height of the dramatic, musical, artistic, and poetic culture. The poems revolved around themes of love, infatuation, revelry, festivals, and observations of everyday life.
|Structure:||20 to 30 lines, three to five syllables per line|
|Common Themes:||Love, infatuation, revelry, festivals (Dionysian), and observations of everyday life|