quotes

The Best Quotations

www.best-quotations.com
 


My "other" sites:

Quotes by

Simonides of Ceos

Σιμωνίδης ο Κείος, 556-468 BC ,  Ancient poet & author of epigrams
Simonides of CeosHe is included in the canonical list of nine lyric poets, along with Bacchylides (his nephew) and Pindar (reputedly a bitter rival), both of which had benefited from his innovative approach to lyric poetry.
His fame owes much to traditional accounts of his colourful life, as one of the wisest of men, as a greedy miser, as an inventor of a system of mnemonics and also of some letters of the Greek alphabet (ω, η, ξ, ψ).
He is popularly associated with epitaphs commemorating fallen warriors, as for example the Lacedaemonians at The Battle of Thermopylae.
Today only glimpses of his poetry remain, either in the form of papyrus fragments or quotations by ancient literary figures, yet new fragments continue to be unearthed by archaeologists at Oxyrhynchus.

1 quotes29 visits

Ancient Greek

Not even the gods fight necessity.

Ανάγκα ουδέ Θεοί μάχονται.












comments









Similar sources

 Homer

 Pindar

 Theocritus

 Agathon










 
Creative Commons License    This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

2017: Manolis Papathanassiou