images links abstract
Wiki Code Copy Tips Home

Simonides of Ceos

Simonides of Ceos (; Greek: Σιμωνίδης ὁ Κεῖος; c. 556 – 468 BC) was a Greek lyric poet, born at Ioulis on Ceos. The scholars of Hellenistic Alexandria included him in the canonical list of the nine lyric poets esteemed by them as worthy of critical study. Included on this list was Bacchylides, his nephew, and Pindar, reputedly a bitter rival, both of whom benefited from his innovative approach to lyric poetry. However, Simonides was more involved than either in the major events and with the personalities of their times.

His general renown owes much to traditional accounts of his colourful life, as one of the wisest of men; as a greedy miser; as an inventor of a system of mnemonics; and also the inventor of some letters of the Greek alphabet (ω, η, ξ, ψ). Such accounts include fanciful elements, yet he had a real influence on the sophistic enlightenment of the classical era. His fame as a poet rests largely on his ability to present basic human situations with affecting simplicity. In the words of the Roman rhetorician Quintilian (55–100 AD):

Simonides has a simple style, but he can be commended for the aptness of his language and for a certain charm; his chief merit, however, lies in the power to excite pity, so much so that some prefer him in this respect to all other writers of the genre.

He is popularly associated with epitaphs commemorating fallen warriors, as for example the Lacedaemonians at The Battle of Thermopylae:

Today only glimpses of his poetry remain, either in the form of papyrus fragments or quotations by ancient literary figures, yet new fragments continue to be unearthed by archaeologists at Oxyrhynchus, a city and archaeological site in Egypt that has yielded papyrus fragments over a century of excavations. He is included in narratives as diverse as Mary Renault's modern historical novel The Praise Singer (where he is the narrator and main character), Plato's Protagoras (where he is a topic of conversation), and some verses in Callimachus' Aetia (where he is portrayed as a ghost complaining about the desecration of his own tomb in Acragas).



Source: Simonides of Ceos
David Harbour
Andrew Garfield
Hypertext Transfer Protocol
Assassin's Creed Origins
Transgender
Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex
S. S. Rajamouli
Kennedy family
Tina Fey
Bono
Ringo Starr
Gabapentin
Octavia Spencer
Foo Fighters
Leonard Cohen
The Snowman (2017 film)
74th Golden Globe Awards
Chris Pratt
Killing of Harambe
The Office (U.S. TV series)
Pamela Anderson
Neil Gorsuch
Game Center
Emmett Till
Mark Fuhrman
The Crown (TV series)
World Wide Web
Mindy Kaling
Subhas Chandra Bose
Family of Barack Obama
Ohm's law
Sasha Pieterse
Great Wall of China
The Guardian
Jaws (film)
Jefferson Davis
Giant panda
Down syndrome
Lily James
James Madison
Lemonade (Beyoncé album)
Annabelle (film)
Shape of You
List of current champions in WWE
Taika Waititi
Fellatio
Luke Hemsworth
Video game
Fences (film)
June Carter Cash
Grey's Anatomy (season 14)
Hank Williams
French Revolution
List of cities proper by population
Super Bowl LI
Normal distribution
Grimm (TV series)
Reba McEntire
Hand, foot, and mouth disease
Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor
Kurt Angle
Muscat and Oman
The Legend of the Blue Sea
Brandon Flynn
Carbon dioxide
Axl Rose
Will & Grace
Mel Brooks
John Wayne Gacy
Pablo Picasso
Mahira Khan
Ganges
The dress
Thor: The Dark World
International Monetary Fund
Murder of Travis Alexander
Juventus F.C.
Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia
Peter Thiel
Zendaya
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Bigg Boss 11
Golmaal Again
Dove Cameron
The Revenant (2015 film)
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Daniel Day-Lewis
Curaçao
Romeo and Juliet
Istanbul
IPad
Kaya Scodelario
List of conspiracy theories
Cara Delevingne
Necrophilia
Human penis
Jinder Mahal
Tool (band)
Al Capone
Willem Dafoe
2016 Indian banknote demonetisation
Jim Parsons
List of 2017 albums
C (programming language)
Deepika Padukone
Yahoo!
Google
Polyamory
Denuvo
Alan Tudyk
Germany
Helena Bonham Carter
Margaret Atwood
John Legend
Application programming interface
Miley Cyrus
DMX (rapper)
Seth MacFarlane
The Killers
J. J. Watt
Jagga Jasoos
United States Air Force
Robert Redford
Michigan
Kung Fu Yoga
A Dog's Purpose (film)
Seth Rogen
Noel Fielding
Pope Francis
List of largest cities
Barry Seal
Blindspot (TV series)
Chloë Grace Moretz
Kalpana Chawla
Zoo (TV series)
Kelsey Grammer
Frank Ocean
Sean Combs
Rachel McAdams
Jake Paul
Shanghai
The Great British Bake Off
Tommy Lee Jones
Song Hye-kyo
Penicillin
Plato
Sam Neill
Lua Blanco
Robin Gibb
2017 Manchester Arena bombing
Marilyn Manson
Isla Fisher
Rajya Sabha
Mona Lisa
Santa Clarita Diet
War Machine (film)
Allu Arjun
Edgar Wright
Jared Kushner
Artificial neural network
Julia Stiles
Joe Manganiello
Maluma (singer)
Sean Bean
Pearl Jam
Kendall Jenner
Captain America: Civil War
Solar eclipse
Kelly Clarkson
Justin Hartley
LP (singer)
Shingles
Bulgaria
Athena
Ridley Scott
Cabinet of Donald Trump
Randy Moss
Mr. Robot (TV series)
Kit Harington
Poisson distribution
Asia Argento
Gorillaz
Vikings (TV series)
The Founder
Friedrich Nietzsche
Michael Landon
David Packouz
List of amendments to the United States Constitution
Lion
Chris Kyle
One Direction
TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs (2017)
Tibet
Paul Bettany
David Lynch
Lebanon
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
4:44 (album)
Money laundering
Dawood Ibrahim
TIPS: To create new content for your website or blog...
  1. Enter the title of a Wikipedia article in the box above.
  2. Select your options using the checkboxes, or use default settings.
  3. Click the 'go' button to retrieve the article.
  4. Click the 'Copy Code' button to copy the source code of the article to your clipboard.
  5. Paste the source code into your favorite HTML editor.
  6. Edit the content to suit your needs.
  7. Publish your new content to your website or blog.
  8. IMPORTANT: Before publishing, be sure to make significant changes to avoid creating duplicate content.
buy this site
Custom Website Development