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Simonides Poems

Fragment 01

WHEN, upon the well-wrought chest,
Fiercely heat the howling wind,
And the oceans heaving breast
Filled with terror DanaCs mind ;

Epitaph At Thermopylae

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Frank Simon 27 September 2007

Simonides is famous for the saying, 'Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting with the gift of speech.'

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Simonides was a famous lyric poet from the city of Iulis, in the island of Ceos, off the coast of Attica. He left his native island in his youth and went to Athens, where he spent the largest part of his life. He probably also spent some time at the court of Hieron, the tyrant of Syracuse, where he may have met with Pindar. He was probably the firs ...

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