Although the bodies in the collapsed house were mangled beyond recognition, Cicero records that Simonides was able to close his eyes and recall where each banquet guest had been sitting.
Lyric poets (9): Alcman, Alcaeus, Sappho, Stesichorus, Pindar, Bacchylides, Ibycus, Anacreon, Simonides of Ceos.
He told Simonides he was only going to pay him half the fee and if he wanted the other half, he should collect it from Castor and Pollux.
Later that evening when Simonides was at a banquet with Scopas, he got word that two young men were outside looking for him.
Iambic poets (3): Simonides of Amorgos, Archilochus, Hipponax.
Iulis was the birthplace of the lyric poets Simonides and Bacchylides, the philosophers Prodicus and Ariston, and the physician Erasistratus; the excellence of its laws was so generally recognized that the title of Cean Laws passed into a proverb.
While Simonides was outside, the roof of the house caved in and killed everyone.