Sappho
the Greek lyric poet of Lesbos (fl. 600 BC)

Archilochus
Greek lyric poet from the island of Paros in the Archaic period (fl. 650)

Stesichorus
Greek poet known for his distinctive choral lyric verse on epic themes (fl. 600)

Alcaeus
Of Mytilene, credited with inventing the Alcaic verse (fl. 600)

Xenophanes
Of Colophon was a Greek philosopher, theologian, poet, and social and religious critic (fl. 575)

Eros
Greek god of love

Artemis
Greek goddess of the hunt

Kronos
Titan god of time and the ages

Kyprogeneia
Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation (Aphrodite)

Troy
City in northwest Anatolia, described in lliad, one of two epic poems attributed to Homer

Ilios
The city and country of the Trojans

Helen
Of Troy, daughter of Zeus

Simile
A figure of speech that directly compares two things using words like “like” or “as”

Palinode
Song or ode in which views or sentiments expressed in earlier poems are retracted by the writer

Priamel
Rhetorical device that serves to foil that main idea of the poem