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[sahy-mon-i-deez] /saɪˈmɒn ɪˌdiz/
556?–468? b.c, Greek poet.
Also called Simonides of Ceos
[see-os] /ˈsi ɒs/ (Show IPA)
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  • The subject of Thermopyl appears to have been a favorite with Simonides.

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

    The Republic Plato
  • And Simonides never says that he praises him who does no evil voluntarily; the word 'voluntarily' applies to himself.

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

    The Republic Plato
  • Philothea interrupted her, by saying, "I should much rather hear something from the pure and tender-hearted Simonides."

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

    Protagoras Plato
  • Simonides used to say that he never regretted having held his tongue, but very often had he felt sorry for having spoken.

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

    Protagoras Plato
  • Still (contends Simonides) there are other pleasures greater than those of sense.

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

    The Phantom World Augustin Calmet
British Dictionary definitions for Simonides


?556–?468 bc, Greek lyric poet and epigrammatist, noted for his odes to victory
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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