A Short Video Tour of Simonides’ Village

A few years ago, I made a journey to the village where Simonides of Ceos was born. According to Roman legend, Simonides invented the method of loci — one of the main techniques that memorizers use.

While I was going through some old photos today, I found a video from Simonides’ hometown. It is just a quick, casual video clip, but I thought that readers might be interested in seeing it. Read more

Simonides of Ceos

Legend says that Simonides of Ceos was the inventor of the method of loci where large amounts of data can be remembered in order by placing images that represent the data into mental locations or journeys.

I was in the Greek Islands last summer and tried to visit his birthplace on Kea, but due to a Greek holiday I couldn’t find a ferry from Athens. I’m planning on visiting Kea next summer to make a memory journey in his hometown of Ioulis.
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