Simonides of Ceos

556 BC - 468 BC

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Simonides of Ceos (; Greek: Σιμωνίδης ὁ Κεῖος; c. 556–468 BC) was a Greek lyric poet, born at Ioulis on Ceos. The scholars of Hellenistic Alexandria included him in the canonical list of the nine lyric poets esteemed by them as worthy of critical study. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Simonides of Ceos has received more than 309,773 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia. Simonides of Ceos is the 315th most popular writer (down from 309th in 2019), the 83rd most popular biography from Greece (down from 76th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Greek Writer.

Simonides of Ceos is most famous for his poem on the battle of Thermopylae.

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Among writers, Simonides of Ceos ranks 315 out of 5,794Before him are Alfonso X of Castile, Nâzım Hikmet, Ezra Pound, Christopher Marlowe, Elena Ferrante, and François Mauriac. After him are Roger Martin du Gard, Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark, Wilhelm Grimm, Anna Komnene, Shmuel Yosef Agnon, and Alejandro Jodorowsky.

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Among people born in 556 BC, Simonides of Ceos ranks 1 Among people deceased in 468 BC, Simonides of Ceos ranks 1

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Simonides of Ceos ranks 83 out of 855Before him are Antigonus I Monophthalmus (-382), Hephaestion (-356), Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark (1882), Nâzım Hikmet (1902), Lysimachus (-361), and Galla Placidia (388). After him are George II of Greece (1890), Critias (-460), Handan Sultan (1574), Cimon (-510), Philip III of Macedon (-359), and Agrippina the Elder (-14).

Among WRITERS In Greece

Among writers born in Greece, Simonides of Ceos ranks 10Before him are Sappho (-630), Aeschylus (-525), Pindar (-517), Menander (-342), Nikos Kazantzakis (1883), and Nâzım Hikmet (1902). After him are Archilochus (-680), Phaedrus (-20), Lysias (-445), Arion (-700), Alcaeus of Mytilene (-620), and Tyrtaeus (-700).