A Greek poet.
Name Origin: Latin
Name Gender: Male
Greek lyric poet of Lesbos; reputed inventor of Alcaic verse (611-580 BC)
In 589 his fellow citizens entrusted Pittacus with despotic power (with the title of Aesymnetes) for the purpose of protecting them against the exiled nobles, at the head of whom were Alcaeus and his brother Antimenides.