ἔγραψε κατά τινας πρῶτος ἰάμβους, καὶ ἄλλα διάφορα, Ἀρχαιολογίαν τε τῶν Σαμίων.
3 Cyrill. contra Iulian. 1.14 (p. 132 Burguière & Évieux)
εἰκοστῇ ἐννάτῃ Ὀλυμπιάδι Ἱππώνακτα καὶ Σιμωνίδην φασὶ γενέσθαι καὶ τὸν μουσικὸν Ἀριστόξενον.
4 Ath. 14.620c
Λυσανίας δ᾿ ἐν τῷ πρώτῳ Περὶ ἰαμβοποιῶν Μνασίωνα τὸν ῥαψῳδὸν λέγει ἐν ταῖς δείξεσι τῶν Σιμωνίδου τινὰς ἰάμβων ὑποκρίνεσθαι.
5 Choerob. ap. Et. Mag. 713.17
Σιμωνίδης· ἐπὶ τοῦ ἰαμβοποιοῦ διὰ τοῦ η γράφεται
According to some he was the first writer of iambics, and he wrote various other kinds of poetry, including a History of Samos.4
3 Cyril, Against Julian
They say that Hipponax, Semonides, and the musician Aristoxenus flourished in the 29th Olympiad (664–661 b.c.).1
4 Athenaeus, Scholars at Dinner
In the first book of his On the Iambic Poets Lysanias states that the rhapsode Mnasion in his public performances declaimed some of the iambics of Semonides.
5 Choeroboscus in Etymologicum Magnum
Semonides: with reference to the iambic poet the name is
- 4This may have been in elegiacs, but nothing of this or of any other elegy has survived.
- 1Hipponax is presumably an error for Archilochus. Eusebius ap. Hieron. (p. 94b Helm) dates Semonides to 664-663 and in the Armenian version (p. 86 Schöne-Petermann) to 665-664. For other references to his date see Arch. testt. 6 and 8.