556?–468? b.c., Greek poet.

Also called Simonides of Ceos [see-os] /ˈsi ɒs/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for simonides

Historical Examples of simonides

  • Quite correct, Socrates, if Simonides is to be believed, said Polemarchus interposing.

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

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

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

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

British Dictionary definitions for simonides



?556–?468 bc, Greek lyric poet and epigrammatist, noted for his odes to victory
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