), or Simon, of Magnesia, a lyric poet, to whom is ascribed the invention of that sportive and licentious species of poetry, which was called from its character ἱλαρῳδία
, and from its author Σιμῳδία
The time at which he lived is not stated.
The chief followers of Simus in this description of poetry were LYSIS and MAGUS ; and they had many imitators, who were called Σιμῳδοί
, and μαγῳδοί
. (Strab. xiv. p.648
a.; Ath. xiv. p. 6120d.; Fabric. Bibl. Graec.
vol. ii. p. 151; Bode, Gesch. d. Hellen. Dichtk.
vol. ii. pt. ii. p. 469.)