Callimachus of Cyrene

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Callimachus of Cyrene (l. c. 310-c. 240 BCE) was a poet and scholar associated with the Library of Alexandria and best known for his Pinakes ("Tablets"), a bibliographic catalog of Greek literature, his poetry, and his literary aesthetic which rejected the epic in favor of shorter works and influenced the later development of Roman literature.

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  • c. 310 BCE - c. 240 BCE
    Life of the poet and scholar Callimachus of Cyrene.
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