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Simonides

(556 BC - 468 BC / Greece)

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  • Rookie Frank Simon (9/27/2007 10:53:00 AM)

    Simonides is famous for the saying, 'Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting with the gift of speech.'

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Epitaph At Thermopylae

Four thousand of us fought three million.
When you visit Sparta, tell them:
Here, the soldiers kept their word.

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