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[64] Simonides1 wrote in a simple style, but may be recommended for the propriety and charm of his language. His chief merit, however, lies in his power to excite pity, so much so, in fact, that some rank him in this respect above all writers of this class of poetry.

1 Simondes of Ceos. 556–468 B.C., famous for all forms of lyric poetry, especially funeral odes.

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