"Anacreon,' and drink poetry; or, the art of feeling very, very good

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Author: Marty Roth
Date: Fall 2000
Publisher: University of Texas at Austin (University of Texas Press)
Document Type: Critical essay
Length: 12,473 words

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Poetry celebrating intoxication has a long history. Anacreaon of Teos, in the 5th century BC, wrote many such poems, and such work either praises the feeling of freedom being drunk creates or uses alcohol as a metaphor for spiritual ecstasy.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A65794893