Anacreon (Greek: Ἀνακρέων ὁ Τήϊος; c. 582 – c. 485 BC)[1] wis a Greek lyric poet, notable for his drinkin sangs an hymns. Later Greeks includit him in the canonical leet o nine lyric poets. Anacreon wrote aw o his poetry in the auncient Ionic dialect. Lik aw early lyric poetry, it wis componed tae be sung or recitit tae the accompaniment o muisic, uisually the lyre. Anacreon's poetry touched on universal themes o luve, infatuation, disappointment, revelry, pairties, festivals an the observations o everyday fowk an life.

A bust of Anacreon in the Louvre