Callimachus of Cyrene
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b. between 320 and 303 BC in Cyrene;

d. after 245 BC;

eminent Hellenistic poet and scholar.


Of his extensive œuvre, three works are extant in fragments (Aítia, Hekálē, Íamboi), two are preserved complete or in complete parts (Epigrámm…

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Landfester, Manfred, “Callimachus of Cyrene”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 17 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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