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SIMONIDES OF CEOS
Greek lyric poet
(556 BC - 467 BC)

Me goatfoot Pan of Arcady--the Median fear,
  The Athenians's friend, Miltiades placed here.
      - in "Greek Anthology" [Gods]

Not even the gods contend with necessity.
      - [Necessity]

Of earth's goods, the best is a good wife; a bad, the bitterest curse of human life.
      - [Wives]

Of earthly goods, the best is a good wife;
  A bad, the bitterest curse of human life.
      - [Wives]

Painting is silent poetry, poetry is eloquent painting.
      - [Painting : Poetry]

The gods do not fight against necessity.
      - 3, 20 [Necessity]

We count it death to falter, not to die.
      - Jacobs I (63, 20) [Death]


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