Some Themes in Greek Lyric Poetry

Hortatory Poetry (Encouragement)

In battle (Callinus and Tyrtaeus)

Personal (Archilochusí "To My Soul")

Politics

Tyrants and Political Turmoil (Alcaeus)

Personal Political Program (Solon)

Philosophy and Religion

Xenophanes

Personal Reflection and Advice

Theognis

Mimnermus

Drinking Songs

Anakreon and Alcaeus

Love

Archilochos

Anakreon

(Ritual) Invective

Archilochos
Semonides

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