Semonides of Amorgos

650 BC - 550 BC

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Semonides of Amorgos (; Greek: Σημωνίδης ὁ Ἀμοργῖνος, variantly Σιμωνίδης; fl. 7th century BC) was a Greek iambic and elegiac poet who is believed to have lived during the seventh century BC. Fragments of his poetry survive as quotations in other ancient authors, the most extensive and well known of which is a satiric account of different types of women which is often cited in discussions of misogyny in Archaic Greece. The poem takes the form of a catalogue, with each type of woman represented by an animal whose characteristics—in the poet's scheme—are also characteristic of a large body of the female population. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Semonides of Amorgos has received more than 33,999 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Semonides of Amorgos is the 1,577th most popular writer (down from 1,411th in 2019), the 345th most popular biography from Greece (down from 294th in 2019) and the 44th most popular Greek Writer.

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Among writers, Semonides of Amorgos ranks 1,577 out of 5,794Before him are Théodore de Banville, Jean-François Marmontel, Ildefonsus, Oliver Goldsmith, Monique Wittig, and Marie de Gournay. After him are Enzo of Sardinia, Arseny Tarkovsky, Watchman Nee, Sri Chinmoy, Anna Leonowens, and Augusto Roa Bastos.

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Among people born in 650 BC, Semonides of Amorgos ranks 7Before him are Jeremiah, Draco, Pittacus of Mytilene, Apries, Ariaramnes, and Shamash-shum-ukin. After him are Argaeus I of Macedon, Madius, Anaxander, Rusa III, Kandalanu, and Anaxidamus. Among people deceased in 550 BC, Semonides of Amorgos ranks 2Before him is Milo of Croton.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Semonides of Amorgos ranks 345 out of 855Before him are Ahmed Izzet Pasha (1864), Theaetetus (-417), Albert Cohen (1895), Simeon Uroš (1326), Alexandros Panagoulis (1939), and Agis III (-350). After him are Miltiades the Elder (-600), Paeonius (-500), Eurydice of Egypt (-400), Lucas Papademos (1947), Nikolaos Gyzis (1842), and Nicos Poulantzas (1936).

Among WRITERS In Greece

Among writers born in Greece, Semonides of Amorgos ranks 44Before him are Eupolis (-446), Ion of Chios (-490), Diagoras of Melos (-450), Naim Frashëri (1846), Acusilaus (-600), and Albert Cohen (1895). After him are Hellanicus of Lesbos (-490), Nikephoros Bryennios the Younger (1062), Theophylact of Ohrid (1055), Telesilla (-500), Antiphanes (-388), and Theodorus Gaza (1398).