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Simonides of Ceos
Quoted by Plato in the dialogue Protagoras. Variant translations:
Simonides of Ceos
Variant: "Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting with the gift of speech." And: "Painting is silent poetry, poetry is eloquent painting." - Quoted by Plutarch in: De gloria Atheniensium (On the Glory of the Athenians), 3.346f
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Nationality: Greek

Bio: Simonides of Ceos was a Greek lyric poet, born at Ioulis on Kea. The scholars of Hellenistic Alexandria included him in the canonical list of nine lyric poets, along with Bacchylides and Pindar. Both Bacchylides and Pindar benefited from his innovative approach to lyric poetry and he was more involved than either of them in the major events and personalities of their times.

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