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Simonides

[sahy-mon-i-deez] /saɪˈmɒn ɪˌdiz/
noun
1.
556?–468? b.c, Greek poet.
Also called Simonides of Ceos
[see-os] /ˈsi ɒs/ (Show IPA)
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  • Quite correct, Socrates, if Simonides is to be believed, said Polemarchus interposing.

    The Republic Plato
  • When Simonides said that the repayment of a debt was justice, he did not mean to include that case?

    The Republic Plato
  • Prodicus, I said, Simonides is a countryman of yours, and you ought to come to his aid.

    Protagoras Plato
  • Let us ask Prodicus, for he ought to be able to answer questions about the dialect of Simonides.

    Protagoras Plato
  • Then now, I said, I will endeavour to explain to you my opinion about this poem of Simonides.

    Protagoras Plato
  • The dream or apparition of Simonides was more useful to himself personally.

    The Phantom World Augustin Calmet
  • Nay, in good sooth (replied Simonides), distinctly he will need them none the less.

    Hiero Xenophon
  • Yes, Simonides (he answered), and what is more, I know the explanation of the common verdict.

    Hiero Xenophon
  • Simonides and Pindar celebrated him in emulation of each other.

  • The subject of Thermopyl appears to have been a favorite with Simonides.

British Dictionary definitions for Simonides

Simonides

/saɪˈmɒnɪˌdiːz/
noun
1.
?556–?468 bc, Greek lyric poet and epigrammatist, noted for his odes to victory
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