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Semonides of Amorgos
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(Σημωνίδης/Sēmōnídēs: Choiroboskos in Etym. M. 713,17; most citations spell Σιμωνίδης/Simōnídēs). One of the earliest known composers of iambic poetry (Iambographers) of the 7th cent. The dating of Cyrillus (Contra Iulianum 1,14) to 664-611 BC is to be preferred (cf. Archilochus) to that of the Suda σ 446 to 490 years after the Trojan War, i.e. 693 BC (cf. the information wrongly transmitted under Simmias σ 431). According to the Suda σ 431 he led colonists from Samos to found Minoa, Aigialos and Arkesine in Amorgos. S. wrote Íamboi and an 'Early History' (Ἀρχαιολογία/Ar…

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Bowie, Ewen (Oxford), “Semonides of Amorgos”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 16 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1107820>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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