(556 BC - 468 BC / Greece)

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  • Frank Simon (9/27/2007 10:53:00 AM)

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

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Fragment 01

WHEN, upon the well-wrought chest,
Fiercely heat the howling wind,
And the oceans heaving breast
Filled with terror DanaCs mind ;
All in tears, her arm she throws
Over Perseus, as he lay
0, my babe, she said, what woes
On thy mothers bosom weigh!

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